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Opposition frontrunners clash in third televised debate

Friday, October 15th, 2021

A liberal commentator thinks that despite the tense and personal exchange between Dobrev and Márki-Zay, there is no vast ideological cleavage between the opposition candidates. A conservative columnist suggests that the debate may help the opposition boost its visibility and broaden its base. READ MORE

Fierce exchange between Dobrev and Márki-Zay

Wednesday, October 13th, 2021

As the second round of the opposition primary opens, Péter Márki-Zay and Klára Dobrev trade accusations of threatening opposition unity and jeopardizing the chance to defeat Fidesz. READ MORE

Loan repayment moratorium extended again

Monday, September 20th, 2021

Two liberal commentators find the government’s decision to keep the loan repayment moratorium in force beyond the 2022 election controversial and potentially counterproductive. READ MORE

Pope Francis celebrates mass in Budapest

Tuesday, September 14th, 2021

A conservative commentator believes that Rome and Budapest are ideological allies in the ‘battle against consumerism’. A liberal pundit, on the other hand, thinks that Pope Francis and PM Orbán embrace very different values. READ MORE

Conflicting takes on the St Stephen’s day celebrations

Tuesday, August 24th, 2021

Opposition-leaning commentators believe the parade held on the national holiday was tasteless, while a pro-government analyst thinks that August 20 should be a rare occasion to express national unity. READ MORE

Dispute over child pornography law rolls on

Tuesday, August 17th, 2021

A pro-government commentator agrees with the government that LGBT organizations should not be involved in the sexual education of minors. Left-wing and liberal pundits wonder if the Bible and Plato’s works should also be considered as ‘homosexual propaganda’. READ MORE

Opposition protests the spyware scandal

Wednesday, July 28th, 2021

Opposition news sites complain about the small number of demonstrators who joined the opposition march in Budapest on Monday. A pro-government analyst takes it as proof that the spyware scandal is a hoax. READ MORE

Alt-left commentator against Tokyo Olympics

Thursday, July 15th, 2021

A radical leftist author demands that the Tokyo Olympic Games be called off. He finds both the timing and the idea of modern Olympics unacceptable. READ MORE

The Prime Minister’s video on media freedom

Saturday, July 10th, 2021

A left-wing site dismisses the Prime Minister’s argument that the abundance of outlets harshly critical of his government is vivid proof of a free press in Hungary. A pro-government outlet takes the attempted murder of a Dutch journalist as an indication that The Netherlands has problems with media freedom. READ MORE

Debate on the ban on the promotion of homosexuality

Wednesday, June 16th, 2021

Ahead of the vote in Parliament on Tuesday, left-wing critics condemned a bill banning the promotion of homosexuality among children under the age of 18. Pro-government authors passionately disagree with criticism of the bill. READ MORE