Speak Out Association in collaboration with the Hungarian Prison Service Headquarters have started prison radio at Vác Penitentiary that can be the starting point to a nationwide network of prison radios.
Our initiative is tailored to Hungarian needs and traditions. Programs are produced by prisoners for prisoners. Radio staff are carefully selected from among prisoners who volunteer. People convicted for manslaughter and child abuse as well as those with high profile are excluded from radio work. We continuously look for potential candidates – probably with no prior journalistic experience – who could later serve as role models for the listeners. They are trained and assisted in their work by the radio journalists of our foundation.
Nick Thorpe, BBC Central Europe correspondent based in Hungary since 1986
Judit Hajdu clinical psychologist, family therapist
György Kerényi, founder and first editor in chief of Radio C
Gyula Csák, former news editor of Radio C, current editor at InfoRadio.
Zsuzsa Megyeri, former HVG journalist, family therapist
Zsolt Braun, has worked for BBC and Radio C
Julianna Nyári, radiojournalist
Henrietta Benkő, economist and psychologist