Media News - Friday, July 06, 2012
The Media Council has barred Klubradio from the tender for the 95.3 radio frequency, sources report. Earlier a court excluded Autoradio from the tender due to formal error and ordered the Media Council to announce a new winner. The council then examined bids by eleven radio stations and interpreted regulations to mean that Klubradio was also excluded for formal mistakes, saying that not every page of its bid had been signed and numbered. Klubradio president and managing director Andras Arato said it will challenge the ruling in court. He showed via web camera that the bid was indeed signed and numbered. The Socialist Party protested the ruling, noting in a statement that the Media Council, composed of members loyal to the present government, with its head Annamaria Szalai serving Prime Minister Viktor Orban, again “performed their duty well” when resorting to concocted and hypocritical reasons to bar Klubradio from a tender which it could have won in “any state governed by rule of law.” (Politics.hu)
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