Miklos Haraszti

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Miklos Haraszti, Hungary

"A former dissident and activist, Miklos Haraszti co-founded the Hungarian Democratic Opposition Movement in 1976, and in 1980 he became editor of the samizdat periodical Beszelo. He is the author of works such as, "A Worker in a Worker's State" and "The Velvet Prison." In 1989, he participated in the roundtable negotiations on the transition to democracy in Hungary. He was a member of the Hungarian Parliament from 1990 to 1994 and now serves as the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe Representative on Freedom of the Media." [1]

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  1. Background on Participants "champions of Freedom", White House, accessed August 24, 2007.