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Stories about Hungary

26 September 2016

This Soviet Cartoon Was Too Much for Romania’s Communist Censors

According to the documentary "Chuck Norris vs Communism," Romania's state censorship board actually banned scenes from an episode of the classic Soviet cartoon "Nu Pogodi."

25 September 2016

Allegations of Rigged Ethnic Hungarian Voting in Croatia’s Latest Election

The number of people who registered to vote as ethnic Hungarians dramatically increased between Croatia's last two elections. Why?

22 September 2016

In Bulgaria, an Example of How Refugees Need Not Be a Problem, but a Solution

Refugees can help solve shortages of workers—if they're given the chance.

14 July 2016

The Fascinating World of Cold War-Era Hungarian Cartoons

Learn about some of the animated cartoons to come out of Hungary, from the darkly satirical "Gustav" to the family-friendly "Hungarian Folk Tales."

11 June 2016

‘The Day I Became Just a Stupid Number': One Syrian Refugee's Journey to Europe

The Bridge

"It is an experience you would never want to go through unless you are truly desperate," Zozan Khaled Musa writers about her journey through Eastern Europe in search of refuge.

10 June 2016

Hungarian Think Tank Finds Suspicious Device in Office, Raising Fears of State Surveillance

Global Voices Advocacy

Ekint had searched their office after the head of the prime minister's office claimed Hungarian-American businessman George Soros is manipulating the country's politics through organizations funded by him.

25 February 2016

UN Human Rights Official Pulls No Punches in Assessment of Hungary

After a nine-day visit, UN Special Rapporteur Michel Forst highlighted the disheartening conditions human rights activists face in Hungary.

18 February 2016

Hungary’s Teachers Are Mad As Hell and They’re Not Taking It Anymore

Dissatisfaction with the declining state of Hungarian education has been brewing for years and has culminated in a protest by 30,000 people in Budapest.

23 January 2016

Once a Refugee in Syria, This Palestinian Woman Is a Refugee Once Again

Nadera Aboud is a refugee in Europe. But this isn't the first time she's had to flee her home. The first time was almost 70 years ago.

11 December 2015

Hungary Adds a Flashy Website and a Lawsuit to Its Anti-Refugee Arsenal

Hungary is stepping up efforts to block European Union plans to relocate some 120,000 refugees across the continent.

6 November 2015

Hungarian Woman Fined for Facebook Post About State Spending

Global Voices Advocacy

The Hungarian Civil Liberties Union has started a crowdsourcing campaign to support Maria Somogyi as part of its work to end the abuse of libel laws.

24 September 2015

Refugees and Police Aren’t the Only Ones At Odds in the Balkans

When it comes to the refugee question, recent friction between EU leaders has done more to rekindle old animosities than resolve the current crisis.

17 September 2015

Netizen Report: Refugee Crisis Inspires Both Love and Hate Online

Global Voices Advocacy

As the refugee crisis spills into digital rights territory, authorities take aim at a leading media freedom NGO in Ecuador, and Austria's parliament proposes new state surveillance regime.

Resentment Against Hungary Grows After Serbia Border Clashes Injure Refugees and Journalists

Many expressed anger at Hungary and the European Union for their handling of the refugee crisis, including the closure of the Hungarian-Serbian border, without consulting their non-EU neighbors.

13 September 2015

Hungarian Journalist Kicking Syrian Refugees Rouses Disapproval and Outrage Worldwide

In the video, the journalist can be seen kicking two children and tripping up a refugee carrying a child in his arms, causing him to drop the child.

4 September 2015

How You Can Help Syrian (and Other) Refugees

The Bridge

The refugee crisis in Europe has many asking how they can direct their funds and attention to Syrian and other refugees.

2 September 2015

Hundreds of Austrians and Germans Turn Out to Welcome Refugees Arriving From Hungary

Refugees travelling through Austria to Germany were greeted with applause at train stations by Austrians and Germans bearing not only good will, but food, water sanitary products and toys.

7 July 2015

Hungarians Use Wit, Paint and Photoshop to Deface the Government's Anti-Immigration Billboards

The Fidesz-led government has mounted giant billboards across the country touting a xenophobic agenda. Hungarians are responding to these anti-immigration messages with creative defiance.

14 June 2015

Hungarian Activists Raise a Boatload of Cash to Counter a Government Campaign

In less than seven days, Hungarian journalist-activist Katalin Erdélyi and her team raised over 100,000 dollars to fight the government's new anti-immigrant campaign.

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