The International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) stands in solidarity with the Central European University (CEU). We write to express our concern about the proposed legislative changes to CEU’s status in Hungary. These changes would endanger the academic freedom which is vital for CEU’s continued operation in Budapest. The proposed changes would strike a blow against the academic freedom that enables all universities, including those in Hungary, to flourish. They would also damage the Hungarian public sphere as a space for open dialogue and civic participation.