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
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 of Viktor Orban is directly purchasing real estate in neighbouring countries, using an unassuming company and a state foundation to do so.
Viktor Orban’s son-in-law – István Tiborcz – co-owned and managed the company, Elios Innovatív Zrt at the time when it won contracts to install new street lights in towns across Hungary.