International Press Institute released a new report assessing challenges for independent journalism in Hungary. We are publishing its key findings.
- Civil Society
- Czech Republic
- fake news
- Militarized Patriotism
- Radicals with Reach
An EU signature collection initiative aiming to support Hungarian minorities abroad has taken a strange turn. Filmmaker László Pesty convinced his friends in government to receive a Hungarian state grant for an international PR campaign.
Since last Thursday, more than 85,000 people have arrived in Hungary from Ukraine. By Monday, the first wave of refugees had reached the Hungarian capital.
The video interviews published by pro-government Hungarian newspaper aimed at discrediting foreign correspondents and NGOs critical of the government were made under suspicious circumstances.
Hungarian PM Viktor Orbán announced Fidesz will put forward Katalin Novák for president. The step ensures Orbán’s party will have an ally in the office even if they lose the general elections coming up in spring. Former minister for families Novák is the face of the Hungarian government’s anti-gender campaign and interacted with various Russian individuals believed to be close to intelligence operations.
The Hungarian government has donated two state-owned companies and a total of HUF 15 billion in state assets to the Foundation for Preserving Built Heritage in Central Europe. The companies and their foreign subsidiaries have accumulated a total of 16 properties in the neighbouring countries.