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Stories about Hungary

Hungarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs obliged by court to publish finances of US-based foundation

Documents revealed the involvement of acting U.S. Director of National Intelligence Richard Grenell in a Hungarian foundation, a fact that had not been lawfully disclosed to the Justice Department.

International Holocaust Remembrance Day: Auschwitz in pictures

The online archive Znaci.net digitized several photos of Auschwitz from different museums in the former Yugoslavia. They tell the story, among other things, of the Mandić family of prisoners from Croatia.

Data shows trend of fewer Hungarians attending public protests

Prior to a new law governing public assembly which came into effect on October 1, 2018, public demonstrations in Hungary were well attended. Now, though they still happen, attendance is...

Some foreign correspondents were denied entry to Putin’s press conference in Budapest

Like Hungarian journalists critical of the government, foreign journalists working in the country are now facing an information blockade.

How Hungary-funded news sites helped a false story travel all the way from Slovenia through Greece to North Macedonia

Fact-checkers in North Macedonia have traced the original source of the bribe article and uncovered a complex trail of disinformation spanning at least four countries.

This is how Hungarian villages fought back against planned nuclear waste repositories in the 1980s

"We've done a lot of things that were very new at that time."

The police were the ‘surprise guests’ at a fundraiser at Budapest's Auróra community center

Community center managers say the local municipality has been trying to shut Auróra down for years.

Slovenian officials rebuff Hungary, refuse to censor cartoon satire ridiculing Viktor Orbán

Slovenian officials pledged to "never interfere in any of the media’s editorial policy."

Hungarian state media are attacking a high school student who criticized government

Nagy has endured criticism of her intellect and even sexual harassment, with one pro-government media outlet calling her a "whore".

Hungary's Viktor Orbán is pouring cash into military sports and historical reenactments to boost patriotism

This approach matches the broader education strategy of Prime Minister Viktor Orban, whose government has rewritten the national curriculum multiple times to include military training and military history.

The ‘coal curtain’ is the new Iron Curtain

While Western Europe reduces its coal usage, the former Soviet bloc nations are moving in the opposite direction.

In Hungary, protests continue at the public broadcast building where opposition MPs were removed by force

Protests continued in the Hungarian capital in front of the public broadcasting service building with opposition MP's ejected for demanding an end to the so-called "slavery law".

Hungarians stage nightly protests against new court system and so-called ‘slavery law’

This article is based on the story “Hungarians protest against the government in front of Parliament every night” written by Anita Kőműves, with photos by Márk Tremmel and Áron Halász...

Students rally for academic freedom on the eve of the final call for Central European University to stay in Hungary

Students of threatened academic institutions occupied the square in front of the Parliament to defend academic freedom in Hungary.

Former Macedonian strongman's escape to Hungary triggers a flood of disinformation

If the claims circulating in the Balkans media space are to be believed, Nikola Grueski escaped to Hungary on a flight operated by an airline that closed in 2012.

From prime minister to escaped convict: Macedonia's ex-leader Nikola Gruevski flees to Hungary

"While Gruevski's escape was unprecedented in Macedonian history, his choice of destination wasn’t too surprising."

As xenophobic policies sweep Central and Eastern Europe, refugee aid is criminalized

While the numbers of refugees entering Europe decrease, political hysteria against them, and civil society organizations that help them in Central and Eastern Europeis on the rise.

What will it take to #savetheinternet in Europe? The view from Romania

Copyright proposals being pushed by European governance bodies must take into account the nature and potential uses of networked digital technology.

What's happened to digital rights over the past seven years? 300 editions of the Netizen Report will tell you

This week, we're looking back at seven years of covering global digital rights news in celebration of our 300th edition!

Central European University remains in ‘legal limbo’ under Hungary's new higher education amendment

Central European University (CEU) announced that it will remain open in Budapest for the next academic year amidst a legal battle and debate over its destiny with the Hungarian government.

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