‘Wherever legal regulations allow, we offer the members of society, communications and media market players, universities and research institutions, as well as the relevant public authorities a partnership, through which we can jointly contribute to building the digital future of Hungary and Europe,’ András Koltay said at the year-opening conference.
New technologies and the digital future present many opportunities, but also risks. In a world dominated by giant online platforms, enforcement of the national interest means that the NMHH must effectively protect the freedom of opinion of the Hungarian people, the diversity of the public arena, and the safety of children and families.
‘Today we can only guess what the digital future holds for Hungary and Hungarian society. But whatever the challenges that technology will bring, the opportunities for individual freedom and the safety of our community will be core values and objectives of the NMHH’s work,’ said Dr. András Koltay, President of the NMHH.
Ensuring national competitiveness and protecting the interests of Hungarian consumers in the communications market are reflected in the NMHH’s strategy. The Authority aims to achieve its objectives through a wide range of partnerships, including with market players, service providers’ interest groups, academia, relevant public authorities and users and consumers themselves. However, exploiting the potential of new technologies and avoiding the dangers can be achieved less successfully with the traditional tool sets of the authorities, but with broad cooperation, the potential of new technologies can be better exploited.
‘We are active and inescapable shapers of the environment, working in partnership and cooperation with stakeholders to enforce legislation and represent the public interest through pragmatic official means. Wherever legal regulations allow, in order to achieve our goals and succeed in our endeavours, we offer the members of society, communications and media market players, universities and research institutions, as well as the relevant public authorities a partnership, through which we can jointly contribute to building the digital future of Hungary and Europe,’ Dr. András Koltay added.
At the conference, András Lapsánszky, Vice President, spoke about modern communications infrastructure, Gábor Fáczán, Deputy Director of Regulatory Affairs, gave a presentation on the security of the online world, and Árpád Rab, Petra Aczél and Dorina Csalár participated in the child protection panel discussion. The roundtable discussion on the media market was attended by Janka Börcs Aranyosné, Director General, Károly Szadai, László Meszleny and László Budai, members of the Media Council. Among the executives of the NMHH, Director Ervin Kajzinger gave a presentation on international partnerships, Secretary General Barbara Szalontainé Czettisch on organisational development, while Balázs Bartóki-Gönczy, member of the Media Council, Deputy Director General Péter Vári and Director Endre Miklós Kovács presented the NMHH’s research and higher education partnerships.