Photo by Mikhail Evstafiev
|OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media|
10 March 2004 – 10 March 2010
|Preceded by||Freimut Duve|
|Succeeded by||Dunja Mijatovic|
2 January 1945 |
|Occupation||writer, journalist, human rights advocate, university professor|
Miklós Haraszti (born 2 January 1945, Jerusalem) is a Hungarian writer, journalist, human rights advocate and university professor. He served the maximum of two terms as the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media from 2004 to 2010. Currently he is Adjunct Professor at the School of International & Public Affairs of Columbia Law School, New York and visiting professor at the Central European University (CEU), Department of Public Policy.
In 1989, Haraszti participated in the "roundtable" negotiations on transition to free elections. A member of the Hungarian Parliament from 1990–1994, he then moved on to lecture on democratization and media politics at numerous universities.
Haraszti's books include A Worker in a Worker's State and The Velvet Prison, both of which have been translated into several languages.
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