|Project title||European Citizen’s Initiatve on Media Pluralism and Press Freedom – Signature Gathering and Organization of Related Events|
|Thematic area||Democracy and human rights|
|Name of the organization||Association of Liberal Youth|
|Postal address||1124 Budapest, Stromfeld Aurél út 28.|
|Project manager||Szalai Máté|
|Project timeframe||August 21st, 2013 - April 20th, 2014|
|Amount of support||8,130 €|
This project supports the European Citizen’s Initiative (ECI) to protect mediapluralism and freedom of media by gathering 16 500 Hungarian signatures. Using this campaign the organization addresses a very current challenge, namely the degradation of the freedom and the pluralism of the media. This tendency can be observed in many European countries, including Hungary. The aim of this ECI is to raise awareness about this issue, and to show to the European political elite that Hungarians and Europeans are ready to stand up for these values. The signature collection for a common European rule for media pluralism is running parallel in other European countries. The target groups are the above mentioned and the providers and the consumers of the Hungarian media. Throughout the project the organization cooperates with several Hungarian and European NGOs, thus creating a European network of NGOs based on strengthening democratic values.