Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban
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Hungary Prime Minister Viktor Orban on 'sensitive' media law

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban has said his government is prepared to change the country's controversial new media law if required by the EU.

Under the law, a watchdog has the power to impose fines for violating "public interest, public morals or order".

Hungary's government has just taken on the EU presidency and the law has prompted sharp criticism from France and Germany.

Speaking at a joint news conference with European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso, Mr Orban acknowledged it was a ''sensitive issue''.

  • 07 Jan 2011