Radio Station Banned for Hate Speech Against Christians

January 21, 2004

Source: BBC News

On January 21, 2004 the BBC News reported, "An alternative radio station in Hungary has been banned from broadcasting for 30 days by the state media watchdog for insulting Christians. During a live programme on Christmas Eve a presenter from Tilos Radio, based in Budapest, suggested that all Christians should be exterminated. The affair is unusual because the majority of people in Hungary are Roman Catholics and previous legislation on hate speech was designed to protect minority groups, such as Jews and Gypsies. The radio presenter was fired and the manager of the station apologised."