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Weeklies on Capitol siege

Monday, January 18th, 2021

As their editions last week just missed the assault on Washington’s Capitol Hill by enraged Trump supporters, Hungarian weeklies now devote considerable space to reports and comments on the events. READ MORE

Big tech’s Trump ban questioned

Friday, January 15th, 2021

A conservative commentator expresses his bewilderment that big tech appears to be more powerful than the President of the United States, while a liberal analyst believes Donald Trump must blame himself for what is happening to him. READ MORE

Trading accusations over coronavirus and vaccination

Monday, January 11th, 2021

While the willingness of Hungarians to sign up for the coronavirus vaccine is slowly increasing, the right and left blame each other for the low level of trust in the vaccine among Hungarians. READ MORE

Hungary and Poland refuse to back down

Monday, December 7th, 2020

A liberal analyst thinks that Prime Minister Orbán miscalculated his chances of success when he opted for a head-on collision with the most influential European governments over plans to make EU financial transfers conditional on respect for the rule of law. A pro-government commentator, on the other hand, believes that Hungary must defend herself against arbitrary rule by Union bureaucrats. READ MORE

No resolution in sight in clash with EU

Monday, November 23rd, 2020

Commentators ponder whether a compromise is possible in the feud pitting Hungary and Poland against the majority of the EU member countries, over plans to make Union payments to member countries conditional on rule of law compliance. READ MORE

A mix of history and politics in interpretations of 1956

Monday, October 26th, 2020

Articles on the 64th anniversary of the revolution tend to reflect the well-known polarisation of public opinion on cultural and political issues. READ MORE

Controversy over promoting gay inclusion among children

Monday, October 19th, 2020

Liberal and left-wing commentators in unison criticize radical right-wing MP Dóra Dúró for shredding a children’s book intended to strengthen acceptance of homosexuals. Conservative pundits, on the other hand, call for the government to put an end to what they label ‘homosexual propaganda’ in kindergartens.

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Klub Rádió fears losing its licence

Monday, September 14th, 2020

As the Hungarian Media Authority refuses to renew Klub Rádió’s licence for another 7 years, its president announces a battle on several fronts to keep its frequency. The main pro-government daily rejects claims that the authority’s intention is to stifle opposition voices. READ MORE

No compromise in sight over Theatre and Film University

Monday, September 7th, 2020

As the controversy over the restructuring of the University of Theatre and Film rages on, the political debate has escalated into a full-fledged culture war between the government and the opposition. Both sides rule out the possibility of compromise. READ MORE

Former finance minister on Covid impact

Monday, August 31st, 2020

A former Socialist finance minister warns of the unforeseeable consequences of a second wave of the coronavirus pandemic. READ MORE