Too few vaccines, not enough personnel, poor organisation, chaos, and growing disinformation campaigns – all four countries of the Visegrad Group (V4) are struggling with their vaccination programmes
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Péter Krekó, political analyst at Political Capital, a Hungarian think tank, has been the target of a frenzied attack by media allied to Viktor Orbán’s government. He told us about the sound a smear campaign makes on one’s phone and the best way to sanely live through a character assassination.
Even though the government has been trying to stress that they have prepared for the second wave of the pandemic, daily figures released in recent days appear to contradict this. Meanwhile, football, Viktor Orbán’s favorite sport, still attract crowds.
Instead of dealing with the pandemic, Poland’s leaders try to cover it up with one distraction after another: the presidential campaign, the reconstruction of the government, the fight for power inside the coalition, controversial bills.
To effectively fight the coronavirus pandemic, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Poland are introducing various smartphone apps that promise to increase the safety of citizens and eventually loosen lockdown measures. But in practice, enforcing this kind of digital leash raises many privacy and data security concerns. Story by: Konrad Szczygieł (Fundacja Reporterów); Daniel Antoni (Investigatívne […]