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GOVT plans to send guards to 500 schools

Tuesday, June 16th, 2020

A pro-government pundit welcomes the government’s plan to set up a school guard service to protect teachers and students from violence. A radical left-wing commentator thinks the plan misses the causes of school violence. READ MORE

Hungarian repercussions of the US riots

Wednesday, June 10th, 2020

An alt-left commentator suggests that social issues are being criminalized both in the US and Hungary. A conservative columnist finds it reassuring that some of those media outlets that downplayed the gravity of police violence in 2006 now realize that rubber bullets and teargas are dangerous. READ MORE

Police interrogates alleged fake news spreaders

Friday, May 15th, 2020

After Hungarian police interrogated then released two individuals for their Facebook posts critical of the government this week, liberal analysts find their fears justified that the government’s new fake news law threatens the freedom of opinion. READ MORE

Budapest Pride 2018

Tuesday, July 10th, 2018

Commenting on Saturday’s Budapest Pride parade, a left-wing blogger suggests that both the Hungarian public in general and the police have established a healthy and normal relationship with the gay rights demonstration. READ MORE

Debate on unruly demonstrators

Friday, April 21st, 2017

A left-wing columnist defends demonstrators who throw paint as public buildings, on the grounds that they ‘have no other means to express their anger.’ A pro-government commentator thinks that everyone has the right to protest but only as long as they obey the law and respect public order. READ MORE

Police accused of abusing migrants

Tuesday, March 14th, 2017

A conservative author who doesn’t object in principle to Hungary’s policy of preventing illegal migrants from crossing its borders in their efforts to reach western Europe, warns however that the inhuman treatment of of those who cross the razor-wire fence is absolutely intolerable. READ MORE

Former police chiefs reprimanded over 2006 riots

Monday, November 2nd, 2015

Commentators disagree on the sentences handed down to police commanders for mishandling political violence in September 2006. Leftist authors celebrate the ruling as proof that the police were innocent, while conservatives find the blame apportioned astonishingly light. READ MORE

Migrant clash – Hungary as a new Israel?

Saturday, September 19th, 2015

An independent conservative analyst believes the migrants who clashed with Hungary’s security forces used tactics known from Gaza, where Palestinians deliberately put children at risk in their media war against Israel. READ MORE

Government plans to reintroduce border patrols

Saturday, August 22nd, 2015

Columnists on Left and Right discuss the government’s plan to criminalize illegal border crossing and to deploy special police units in order to patrol the frontiers and keep illegal migrants out. READ MORE

Liberal “Roma prejudice” criticised

Saturday, April 4th, 2015

A conservative author likens a liberal webmagazine to the far right Kuruc.info, as representatives of two opposing but equally prejudiced and one-sided world-views about conflicts between the Roma and the police. READ MORE