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School year kicks off with partisan debates

Thursday, September 2nd, 2021

A left-wing commentator accuses the government of ignoring the threat of coronavirus by not introducing any restrictions in classrooms. A pro-government pundit blames traffic jams on Budapest Mayor Karácsony. 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

Weeklies on the government’s referendum

Monday, August 2nd, 2021

Left-wing weeklies sharply dismiss the government initiative to hold a referendum on the sexual education of children as a pointless act of propaganda. A right-wing commentator only agrees with them on one point – namely that the plan should be read in the context of mutual efforts to mobilise supporters ahead of next year’s parliamentary election. READ MORE

Lewis Hamilton slams Hungary’s ’child protection law’

Saturday, July 31st, 2021

A pro-government author sarcastically thanks the British Formula 1 driver for what he sees as an involuntary contribution to the government’s victory in next year’s election. READ MORE

Budapest Pride as an opposition march

Tuesday, July 27th, 2021

As for the first time in its history, the LGBTQ march through Budapest was also an anti-government demonstration, opinions sharply diverge on its message. READ MORE

Government entrusts universities to foundations

Monday, May 3rd, 2021

Opposition-leaning commentators  condemn in unison new legislation which places those state-owned universities that opt in, under the control of foundations under the ideological control of the government. READ MORE

School year starts amid coronavirus doubts

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2020

A left-wing commentator acknowledges that most Hungarians do want classroom teaching, but fears that the reopening of schools will create chaos and uncertainty. Her pro-government counterpart cautions against panic and fear-mongering. READ MORE

Classroom teaching to start on 1 September

Monday, August 24th, 2020

Pro-government commentators are confident that schools can be reopened safely. A left-wing columnist, on the other hand, doubts if schools have the capacity to maintain social distancing and hygiene rules. READ MORE

Debate over University of Theatre and Film rages on

Monday, August 17th, 2020

Left-wing and liberal authors accuse the government of dictatorial ambitions, after it appointed a pro-government board to run the Budapest University of Theatre and Film. A pro-government writer sees what is happening as part of a reasonable reform of higher education. READ MORE

Schools closed for the 6th week

Saturday, April 25th, 2020

The left-wing nationwide daily fears for the underprivileged children who have remained without any form of public education since mid-March. READ MORE