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Outrage over racist abuse at the Hungary-England match

Monday, September 6th, 2021

A conservative columnist thinks that English commentators accusing Hungarian fans of widespread racism use double standards. A moderate columnist finds it sad that Hungary is being judged after the behaviour of a couple of hundred racist fans. READ MORE

Hungary punished by UEFA

Tuesday, July 13th, 2021

 

The nationwide sports daily lambasts the European Football Union (UEFA) for inflicting hard punishment on the Hungarian Football League after sporadic racist and homophobic behaviour among fans during EURO-20 matches in Budapest. A left-wing commentator believes the sanctions are justified. READ MORE

To kneel or not to kneel, that is the question

Monday, June 14th, 2021

Pro-government pundits welcome the Hungarian national team’s decision not to ‘take the knee’ before their matches at the European Championship. A left-wing and a centrist columnist acknowledge that the gesture is highly controversial, but nonetheless criticize football fans who booed while the Irish team was taking the knee. READ MORE

Hungarian paper defends Romanian referee in racism row

Wednesday, December 16th, 2020

As the Romanian press praises Magyar Nemzet for taking up the defence of a Romanian referee shamed even by his own government, a conservative analyst is outraged by what he sees as attempts by international bodies at policing national languages. READ MORE

Exchange over Cannon Hinnan’s murder

Tuesday, August 18th, 2020

A pro-government commentator condemns the US mainstream media for not mentioning that Cannon Hinnan was murdered by a black person. A left-wing columnist finds such suggestions manipulative. READ MORE

The plight of the Roma in the light of the US protest movement

Monday, July 20th, 2020

A former World Bank economist living in the United States believes that the problems of Hungary’s Roma are probably even graver than those of Afro-Americans in the United States. READ MORE

Discussion of US riots continues

Wednesday, July 8th, 2020

A conservative political scientist calls on white people to ‘defend their civilization’ against those he describes as ‘black rioters’. His left-wing counterpart also deems pointless the removal of the statues of controversial historical figures. READ MORE

Lessons of the US riots

Monday, June 15th, 2020

Pundits across the political spectrum discuss the US protests – with an eye on their possible meaning and implications for Hungary. 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

Radical right-wing demonstration in Budapest

Saturday, May 30th, 2020

As the radical right-wing Our Homeland Movement calls a rally to protest against what they define as ‘Gypsy crime’, a pro-government and an alt-left commentator offer diametrically opposed views on the causes of racial segregation.

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