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Hungarian Students Blog on Freedom of Information Requests

Categories: Eastern & Central Europe, Hungary, Citizen Media, Digital Activism, Education, Freedom of Speech, Law, Protest

Hungarian grassroots student union Hallgatói Hálózat (Student Network) started a blog that curates freedom of information requests related to higher education. The blog, titled Transparent Education [1] [hu], is using the Hungarian public freedom of information request service KiMitTud [2] [hu] to track down the allegations of misuse of funds by university student governments. The blog's author Dániel G. Szabó was the one who sued the Faculty of Law at ELTE University [3] in order to publicize the information on the Faculty's student government spendings. The aim of the blog is to promote the use of freedom of information requests, and to make the spending of public funds transparent at Hungarian colleges and universities.