Hungary

3 October 2017
Battle over Civil Society Brews in Central Europe Premium

Critics worry that civil society restrictions are the new normal, but Poland and Hungary say they are simply legislating for much needed reform.

 
Soros billboard
28 September 2017
Hungarian Ruling Party Relaunches Anti-Soros Drive Premium

What the party bills as a democratic exercise merges seamlessly into a political ad campaign ahead of next year’s election.

 
12 September 2017
Whose Values? Premium

It doesn’t make sense to apply a postmodern interpretation of societies that are only now undergoing the modernization process.

By Martin Ehl
 
6 September 2017
Refugee Quotas Are Legal, Brussels Tells Budapest and Bratislava Premium
The EU has also refused to pay for a wall Hungary built at its Serbian border, reminding the country of its decision to ‘reject an offer of concrete solidarity’ during the 2015 migrant crisis.
 
29 August 2017
Putin, Orban Talk Power in Budapest Meeting Premium

Hungary’s eagerness to join Russian-led projects runs counter to EU energy strategy.

 
17 July 2017
Rise and Fall Premium

Media freedom in Central and Eastern Europe has dramatically deteriorated since five countries in the region joined the EU. 

By Daniel Penev
 
7 July 2017
Hungarian Anti-Soros Billboard Campaign Sparks Fears of Anti-Semitism Premium

Orban and his cabinet deny such claims, insisting the target is not Hungarian-born billionaire’s ‘ancestry or identity but what he does.’

 
14 June 2017
Hungarian Parliament Passes Anti-Foreign NGO Law

Affected NGOs remain defiant, say will fight in court.

 
13 June 2017
EU Will Take Legal Action against Central Europe States

Brussels will assume a hard line against Hungary, Poland, and the Czech Republic over their refusal to accept refugees according to previously agreed quotas. 

 
29 May 2017
Alt-Right Promoters Find Sanctuary in Budapest Premium
Expat ideologists reportedly feel at home in a country whose leader has pledged to create an illiberal state.
 

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Date: March 12, 2018 – July 1, 2018

The course is for free and TOL will cover all travel expenses for attendees. Applicants should be from a master’s program (or in the final years of their studies), either in journalism or media studies, or other relevant fields such as political science, security studies, international relations or other. One of the main selection criteria will be a proven motivation to use the acquired skills in practice. While much of the instruction will be in Czech, fluent English is a requirement.

 

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The Moldovan Diaries is a multimedia, interactive examination of the country's ethnic, religious, social and political identities by Paolo Paterlini and Cesare De Giglio.

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