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Supreme Court narrows down government’s ‘child protection’ referendum

Monday, November 1st, 2021

A left-wing liberal commentator welcomes the Curia’s decision to dismiss one of the government’s referendum questions on the controversial child protection law. Magyar Narancs concedes that as the ruling shows, courts still are ‘to a certain extent’ still independent. READ MORE

EP calls for the recognition of same sex marriage

Friday, September 17th, 2021

A conservative commentator accuses the European Parliament of becoming the ‘puppet’ of George Soros, after the assembly called for the recognition of same sex marriage throughout the Union. 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

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

Diverging views on Hungary’s place in Europe

Monday, August 9th, 2021

Pro-government commentators portray Hungary as a defender of traditional European values. Their liberal counterpart, on the other hand, accuses the Hungarian governing party of building disturbing strategic partnerships within and beyond the EU. 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

Government’s referendum initiative to support its ’child protection law’

Friday, July 30th, 2021

A pro-government commentator argues that the referendum and the law it serves to support are intended to defend children from aggressive LGBTQ propaganda. An opposition-leaning author dismisses the initiative as a ploy to mobilise Fidesz supporters. 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

Hungary seen as an island of ‘normality’

Monday, July 26th, 2021

Conservative commentators accuse the ‘West’ and ‘Brussels’ of attacking Hungary in order to punish it for defending traditional Christian and European values. READ MORE