Miklós Haraszti's keynote speech at the European Press Prize Award ceremony at Blinken OSA on March 14 2018.
Miklos Haraszti is a journalist, human rights promoter, a visiting professor at Central European University, Director of Research on Human Rights at the Center for European Neighborhood Studies, and Reseach Fellow at the Center for Media, Data and Society. As a member of Hungary's parliament in the 1990s, he authored the country's first laws on press freedom. From 2004 to 2010, he directed the media freedom watchdog institution of the 56-nation Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE). Recently, he headed the OSCE's observation missions for elections in the U.S. and in Kazakhstan. He has taught at several universities, including Bard College, Northwestern University, and the New School. In the past two years, he gave courses on global press freedom issues at Columbia University.