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György Konrád dies at 86

Monday, September 16th, 2019

The pro-government Mayor of Budapest praises the deceased liberal writer, while left-liberal authors describe him as a free thinker who never compromised with oppressive regimes. READ MORE

Foreign press under fire

Monday, November 11th, 2013

A pro-government weekly carries a long list of baseless allegations about Hungary in the foreign press, while a liberal news outlet criticizes Die Welt for misinterpreting an interview with a Hungarian historian, and failing to provide space for a rebuttal. READ MORE

Left-liberal week-end

Wednesday, June 26th, 2013

An independent conservative commentator condemns the organiser of an informal left-liberal meeting for expelling two critical journalists and suggests that the left-liberal élite represented there is doomed to failure. Népszabadság believes, however that such people are the only team who stand a chance of defeating the governing right wing at the next elections. READ MORE

Prominent poet criticises the critics of the government

Friday, February 10th, 2012

The President of the Writers’ Union condemns those Hungarian intellectuals who accuse the government of authoritarianism in foreign newspapers. In an interview in Heti Válasz, János Szentmártoni says it is unfair to question the government’s democratic credentials. READ MORE