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Demonstrations in Budapest

Friday, April 14th, 2017

After the fourth anti-government demonstration in four days, commentators express strongly diverging views on their significance.  They agree, however, that the protests in Budapest are unlikely to turn into something like the ’colour revolutions’ in former Soviet republics. READ MORE

Bayer’s Knights’ Cross still a cover story

Wednesday, August 31st, 2016

The leading left-wing daily devotes most of its front cover and page 3 to the case of the pugnacious pro-government columnist who received a high government award. The number of earlier recipients who have now returned their awards has now reached one hundred. A centrist author thinks Bayer’s apology has been unfairly ignored. READ MORE

Bayer denies racism charge and predicts the demise of ‘white Christian Europe’

Saturday, March 2nd, 2013

Zsolt Bayer, known for his controversial statements, and often accused of racism and anti-Semitism, sums up his credo and defends himself against the charges. READ MORE

Left and right accuse each other of stirring up hatred

Wednesday, January 16th, 2013

Commentators from the left and the right blame each other for polarizing and politicizing issues related to the Roma. They both believe that their opponents use the Roma for opportunistic political reasons. READ MORE

Bayer rejects racism charge

Wednesday, January 9th, 2013

A leading pro-government columnist accuses left-liberal protestors of misrepresenting his position on the Roma, in the wake of the latest knife attack on two young sportsmen in a night club. His editor-in-chief and the owner of Magyar Hírlap promise to be more careful in the future. READ MORE