Orbán’s War on Media
Analysis

Orbán’s War on Media

Debates over Hungarian media freedom have flared up again, three years after the controversy of 2011. Hanna Kereszturi analyses the Fidesz government’s fractious relationship with the media. Several issues have been building since the start of this year, indicating heavy-handed government meddling in Hungarian independent media. In January, MSZP and Együtt-PM, two opposition parties, reported … Continue reading

Hungary’s ethnic politics
Analysis

Hungary’s ethnic politics

Lili Bayer explains how a new voting law discriminates against Hungary’s ethnic minorities. Since coming to office in 2010, Hungary’s right-wing Fidesz party has transformed the country’s political system. A new Constitution, as well as a plethora of amendments and new laws changed the way Hungary is governed. Hungary’s new electoral system, however, has not … Continue reading

The Vostok Report
News Summary

The Vostok Report

The news to 7 July 2013 Leading Russian members of Parliament have called for Edward Snowdon to accept asylum in Venezuela, but official Russian policy has remained vague as Mr. Snowdon spent his second week in a Moscow airport. Source: Washington Post Poland’s Prime Minister, Donald Tusk, said in an interview with the daily Gazeta Wyborcza … Continue reading