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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

Weeklies on the Afghanistan debacle

Monday, August 23rd, 2021

Commentators try to make sense of the collapse of the Afghan government and the victory of the Taliban, as US forces have not yet fully withdrawn from Afghanistan. READ MORE

Liberal authors call opposition leaders to account on morality

Monday, August 16th, 2021

Four fiercely government-critical weeklies slam opposition leaders who have used what they see as morally questionable means in their political campaigns. All nonetheless readily assure their leaders that they find the government side even more guilty of such behaviour. READ MORE

More on Tucker Carlson’s interview with PM Orbán

Wednesday, August 11th, 2021

Analysing the interview the Prime Minister gave US Fox News host Tucker Carlson in Budapest last week, opposition-leaning authors discover divergences between the positions of the two men –despite their shared opinions on major themes in the ongoing culture war. READ MORE

Weeklies on conflicts with the EU

Monday, July 19th, 2021

The weeklies are sharply divided on the issues which pit the Hungarian government against the European Commission, but all consider these controversies serious and lasting. READ MORE

Weeklies on new divergences between The EU and Hungary

Monday, July 5th, 2021

Opposition-leaning weeklies ponder whether the row between most European governments and Hungary’s leaders over sexual education might ultimately lead to Hungary leaving the European Union, while pro-government outlets praise the Hungarian government for defending traditional values.

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Weeklies divided on taking the knee at Euro 2020

Monday, June 21st, 2021

None of the print weeklies support the practice of kneeling down on the pitch in sign of protest against racism nor do any of them approve of Hungarian fans who booed the Irish side when they were taking the knee before a preparatory match for the European championship. On the other hand, they strongly disagree on whether such gestures should be banned from sports events. READ MORE

Debate continues on the ban on ’gay promotion’ among minors

Friday, June 18th, 2021

The two sides trade sharp accusations about the bill enacted by Parliament on Tuesday, which bans the ‘promotion or wanton representation’ of pornography, paedophilia, same-sex and transgender life among children under 18. READ MORE

Weeklies on political strategies

Monday, April 26th, 2021

A full year before the next parliamentary elections, commentators in the weekly print media assess the chances of the opposition and what role Hungary should play in the international arena. READ MORE

Disagreement over vaccination consensus

Tuesday, April 13th, 2021

An independent commentator questions the wisdom of the government’s re-opening plans, while a pro-government pundit questions the honesty of the opposition parties’ pro-vaccination campaign, in light of their earlier criticism of the Chinese and Russian jabs. READ MORE