Adam Hofman was once an influential politician, a member of PiS, Poland’s current ruling party, and now is one of the most recognisable figures in the country’s PR sector. When PiS took power in Poland, his PR agency R4S skilfully positioned itself where the spheres of politics and business meet.
The pandemic did not kill the far right. Nor did it stifle media interest in the topic. The painstaking attention devoted to the formation of a ‘Far-Right International’ revolving around the Hungarian Fidesz, the Italian League, and the Polish Law and Justice (PiS) parties is a good case in point.
We follow the meanderings of a long campaign to roll back women’s rights and overturn the Istanbul Convention.
Polish Ordo Iuris is developing its network in Central Europe and co-founding organisations in Estonia and Croatia.
The Hungarian Center for Fundamental Rights, one of the Polish Ordo Iuris’s partners, has close ties to PM Viktor Orbán.
International networks of ultra-conservative organisations have become a serious player in Central and Eastern Europe.
In three of the Visegrad Four countries – Hungary, Poland, and Slovakia – press freedom is in decline, according to the World Press Freedom Index 2021 published by Reporters Without Borders (RSF).