Legalization of the Black Box Foundation
The editors of the Black Box “video periodical” preferred to have official permission from the start, though it was not at all easy to obtain due to the novelty and odd category of video publication that fell outside of any established legal categories, and the cautious decision makers of the late communist bureaucracy.Although the team of Black Box worked legally, their products were multiplied and distributed without permission. Finally in January 1989, the long-awaited permission was given by the Information Office of the Hungarian Council of Ministers. Furthermore, a few months later, in May 1989, it was the last communist prime minister Miklós Németh himself who publicly declared that censorship was abolished once and for all; thus papers, books, and films no longer needed preliminary permission of either the party or state authorities.
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- Huhák, Heléna
- Nóvé, Béla
Révész, Béla. „A FEKETE DOBOZ – 20 ÉVE.” Beszélő 12, no. 7 2007/7-8. http://beszelo.c3.hu/cikkek/a-fekete-doboz-%E2%80%93-20-eve