The Association of Hungarian Journalists (MÚOSZ) is an independent organisation of cultural and advocacy issues related to professional journalism. The Association of Journalists in Budapest, the predecessor of MÚOSZ was founded in 1896, and its first president was Kálmán Mikszáth, a reputed Hungarian writer. MÚOSZ enhances freedom of press and upholds the morals and traditions of Hungarian journalism. The Association is a full member of the International Federation of Journalists.
MÚOSZ has its residence in the "House of Hungarian Press", that can be found in an early 20th century style-building in the city center in Pest (1064 Budapest, Vörösmarty utca 47/a.)
which was refurbished and redesigned attractively in 2009.. The Association has 5000 members approximately, among them numerous renowned journalists and media personalities, while one third of its members are coming from all parts of the country.
The residence building mellowed by age and located in the centre of the city is ideal for organising conferences, press conferences and receptions. Catering is provided by a restaurant of high quality which can be found in the building.