Zlatica Kušnírová: Martina believed that “the society will wake up”. Sadly, that’s not happening.
Mother of Martina Kušnírová, murdered Jan Kuciak’s fiancée, talks about how she thinks her daughter would perceive the movements in Slovak politics and society.
Reintegration plans of the post-soviet region and the threats it holds for Europe
The last few hundred years of Russian history have been characterized by well-documented cycles: consolidation, expansion, collapse. Strengthening, expansion, collapse. The 1990s were a period of collapse, the 2000s of consolidation. Now is a time of expansion – writes Anton Bendarjevskiy.
Former boss of Ján Kuciak: We want to live in a country that is fair
It was an unprecedented, senseless murder that should not have happened. It should not be an eye opener for people when innocent people are murdered – says Peter Bárdy, editor-in-chief of Aktuality.sk. Ján Kuciak was part of his team focused on investigative journalism.
Untold Effects of the War in Eastern Slovakia: How Roma Communities are Left Behind
Russia’s weaponization of its energy supplies in the lead-up to its invasion of Ukraine have resulted in inflated gas prices, increased heating costs, and a general cost of living spike for many Europeans. These effects have been felt tremendously across the border from Ukraine, in Eastern Slovakia – especially hard by the region’s Roma population.
Hungarian universities banned from Erasmus
To allow Hungarian universities to participate in the Erasmus+ the Orbán government promises banning ministers from the trusts running higher education. This alone however would not solve the corruption concerns and systemic issues plaguing Hungarian higher education.
Database exposes Hungarian oligarchs hiding huge fortunes
Documents prove that pro-government businessmen own a number of private equity funds with vast fortunes whose owners have so far remained secret, Direkt36 has learned, using data obtained from a state register.
IPI: Independent media in Hungary face increasing hostility over funding sources
Media critical of the government are smeared in an intertwined network of pro-government media as organs of misinformation spreading “fake news” in service of political opposition or foreign governments – an analysis from the International Press Institute.
We stand by Atlatszo and condemn incitement against journalists
The Hungarian pro-government press is making extremely serious accusations (betrayal of the nation, working for foreign orders, carrying a national security risk for Hungary etc.) against investigative journalism outlet Átlátszó.