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No impunity for the abuse of press freedom in Hungary

No sooner had EU leaders returned from a marathon EU summit, than Szabolcs Dull, editor-in-chief of Index.hu, a leading news channel in Hungary, was fired. The Hungarian government argues that it does not interfere with press freedom because “journalists can write what they like”. As Foreign Minister, Peter Szijjártó told a news conference during a …

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A Protracted Crisis of Human Dignity

The last major street protest before the first lockdown measures were introduced in Hungary took place on 23 February (“Human rights”, says the board in the photo taken during the demonstration). It was a manifestation for justice and against discrimination, but above all it was about human dignity. In the following months, spent in the …

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