Latest posts by Marietta Le
26 September 2012
Despite initial setbacks, the Hungarian public has succeeded in convincing the Parliament to treat the issue of domestic violence seriously.
14 September 2012
1 September 2012
The extradition of Ramil Safarov to Azerbaijan was based on the belief that he would continue to serve his life sentence there. After Azerbaijan gave amnesty to the convicted murderer,...
2 August 2012
With the total of four Olympic medals so far, the Hungarian team is now #12 in the London 2012 medal count. Something to be proud of, for sure - but...
20 March 2012
The prime minister compares the country to a frog; a rapper is elected as "the alternative president"; far-right protesters break into the IMF office; a techno party is held at...
8 February 2012
Malév, Hungary's state airline since 1946, ceased operation on February 3, 2012, due to bankruptcy. Marietta Le reports on the reactions in the blogosphere, explaining what Malév meant for the...
29 January 2012
Last Saturday, after several protests against the government's policies, Hungarians supporting those in power decided to hold a rally of their own, too. Marietta Le reports.
13 January 2012
10 January 2012
24 December 2011
Attila Mong, a Hungarian journalist, has obtained and published on his blog the letter sent by José Manuel Barroso, the president of the European Commission, to the Prime Minister of...
14 December 2011
1 December 2011
Many citizen actions have been organized in the past weeks in Budapest in protest against the modification of the law that frames homelessness as an offence punishable with a €530...
16 October 2011
15 October 2011
To protest against a regulation that bans the homeless from public areas in one of Budapest's neighborhoods, one blogger posed as a homeless man and ended up getting arrested by...
9 October 2011
1 June 2011
27 April 2011
Last night, four people were injured in a clash between ethnic Hungarian members of the far-right group Véderő and members of the Roma community in the village of Gyöngyöspata. Contradictory...
24 April 2011
First, there were the rumors of a right-wing paramilitary group's plans to hold training in the village of Gyöngyöspata. Then came the local mayor's resignation. Then on April 22, some...