One year after the pro-governmental takeover of the top Hungarian news site, Index.hu, its former staff members are thriving.
- Civil Society
- Czech Republic
- fake news
- Militarized Patriotism
- Radicals with Reach
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.
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.
This article was originally published by Direkt36 on November 1st, 2019. Viktor Orban’s government has found itself in the middle of a great power conflict in 2019. Last year, a new battleground emerged in the trade war between the United States and China. Washington accused Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei of espionage on behalf of the […]