Bea Bodrogi summarized the first year of the Balance Media Coverage program of CivilMedia. During this period, we monitored the content of state-sponsored and commercial television and radio networks with high audience ratings. If unbalanced coverage with respect to the protected groups was found, we launched an administrative review process against the media content provider.
One of the main activities of our organisation over the past year has been to draw the attention of the public and of the Media Authority to cases of degrading, unbalanced portrayal of minorities in the media. The Media Authority did not find even one of these instances of imputed media content to be objectionable. For more on this topic, see Bea Bodrogi’s study, “Gypsy” stereotyping in the media.