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Miklos HARASZTI OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media, Vienna

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1964-1970 Philosophy and Literature, M.A., Budapest
1970-1971 Put under "Police surveillance", machine-operator in a Hungarian tractor factory
1976 Co-founder of the Hungarian Democratic Opposition Movement
1980 Editor of the samizdat periodical BeszélQ
1989 Participation in the "round table" negotiations on transition to free elections
1990-1994 Member of the Hungarian Parliament
since 1994 Guest professor on human rights, censorship, democratization, freedom of the media
1998 Northwestern University's Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters
1997-2004 Parliament-elected Board Member of Hungarian Radio and Television

Publications

1969 KöltQk, dalok, forradalmak ("Poets, Songs, Revolutions"), Editio Musica, Budapest.
1976 A Worker in a Worker's State, Penguin, London. Translated and published in 15 countries.
1980 Opposition: 0,1%, Seuil, Paris.
1987 The Velvet Prison: Artists Under State Socialism. Basic Books - A New Republic Book, New York.
Major essays and articles published abroad
1979 La Vitalité de la Culture Officielle, Les Temps Modernes, Paris.
1985 Zum Verrücktwerden: Kopfnoten eines Menschenrechtlers, Kursbuch, Berlin.
1989 Bury the Brezhnev Doctrine, Op-Ed article, The Washington Post, March 2nd.
1995 Animal Farm Scenarios: The Comeback of the Former Communists and Why It Is No Reason to Worry, Constellations.