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Pro-government editors explain their creed

Thursday, September 24th, 2020

The editor of Karc FM radio denies receiving instructions from party or public officials, while the boss of the newly launched Pesti TV says his programmes represent ‘the revolt of normalcy’. READ MORE

Tributes to Magda Kósa Kovács

Wednesday, July 29th, 2020

Commentators praise the defunct Socialist politician for her honesty. READ MORE

Opposing views on Index

Tuesday, July 28th, 2020

Opposition-leaning outlets mourn the end of what they see as the leading independent news site while a pro-government analyst believes that Index was a staunchly pro-opposition website. A middle of the road commentator suggest that it was not in the government’s interest to dismantle Index. READ MORE

Romania declares Trianon day a national holiday

Thursday, May 21st, 2020

Commentators deplore the decision by the Romanian parliament as insensitive to the feelings of ethnic Hungarians, and ascribe it to irrational fears which survive despite sweeping changes in the past century. READ MORE

Hungary downgraded by Freedom House

Monday, May 11th, 2020

As the American watchdog organisation brands Hungary a ‘hybrid regime’ rather than even a half-consolidated democracy, opposition-leaning commentators believe their position has been vindicated while pro-government authors suggest that the report is deeply flawed. READ MORE

Parliament rejects the Istanbul Convention

Thursday, May 7th, 2020

A liberal author blasts the pro-government majority in parliament, which passed a resolution on Tuesday against ratifying the Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence. A pro-government site and an independent legal analyst disagree, although for differing reasons. READ MORE

Fidesz candidate elected Mayor of Győr

Wednesday, January 29th, 2020

Commentators ponder whether the victory of the government side at the Győr mayoral by-election puts an end to a series of opposition successes. READ MORE

EP adopts resolution condemning Poland and Hungary

Saturday, January 18th, 2020

In the very first reactions to the resolution passed by the EP in Strasbourg on Thursday, two opposition outlets believe its implications for both Hungary and Fidesz will be limited.

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Weeklies on the coming municipal elections

Monday, September 23rd, 2019

With just three weeks till the municipal elections, commentators in the weeklies and the weekend editions of the dailies ponder the chances of the opposition to defeat Fidesz candidates in Budapest and major provincial cities. READ MORE

Italian government crisis likened to Hungarian politics

Tuesday, August 27th, 2019

A political analyst believes Italy’s Five Star movement is facing an comparable to that of two Hungarian opposition parties. READ MORE