Hungary’s PM Orban Nears Full Control of National Media

Prime Minister Viktor Orban moved closer to gaining near-total control of Hungarian media after the country’s most influential news website imploded. More than 70 journalists at Index quit on Friday 24 July, two days after the publisher fired the editor-in-chief, with resigning staff citing “overt pressure” that they said jeopardized editorial independence. Their departure likely marks … Read more Hungary’s PM Orban Nears Full Control of National Media

Death by a thousand cuts: Press freedom in Viktor Orban’s Hungary | The Listening Post (Full)

Index.hu, Hungary’s last big independent outlet, is one step closer to being under the control of Prime Minister Viktor Orban. Contributors: Veronika Munk – former deputy editor-in-chief, Index.hu Agnes Urban – economist, Mertek Media Monitor Justin Spike – Budapest-based journalist Daniel Renyi – journalist, 444.hu On our radar Richard Gizbert speaks to producer Tariq Nafi … Read more Death by a thousand cuts: Press freedom in Viktor Orban’s Hungary | The Listening Post (Full)

Dozens of journalists resign from Hungary news site in protest

Protests were held in Budapest against restrictions on media freedom in Hungary. The demonstrations follow a mass walkout of journalists from the country’s most-read website over “government interference”. Critics say it is the latest efforts to bring independent media outlets in the country under government control. Al Jazeera’s Cara Legg reports. – Subscribe to our … Read more Dozens of journalists resign from Hungary news site in protest

Thousands March in Budapest Against Firing of Hungary News Editor

Thousands took part in a march in Budapest, expressing solidarity with the editorial staff of Index.hu, Hungary’s most-read news site whose editor-in-chief was fired on Wednesday, with nearly all other staffers resigning on Friday. Opposition politician Miklos Hajnal, whose Momentum party organized the rally, said it sought to “honour the editorial staff which today probably … Read more Thousands March in Budapest Against Firing of Hungary News Editor

Covid-19 in Hungary: Are emergency powers being used against the opposition?

In Hungary, many opposition-run municipalities accuse the government of taking advantage of the emergency decrees passed to fight the Covid-19 pandemic and using the legislation for political purposes. Many large cities, including the capital Budapest, elected an opposition mayor during the local elections of October 2019. The ruling Fidesz party is accused of using its new powers … Read more Covid-19 in Hungary: Are emergency powers being used against the opposition?

Horn-honking protest | Residents of Budapest condemn govt COVID-19 response

Hungarians staged a horn-honking protest near Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s office to condemn the government’s response to the COVID-19 outbreak, including indefinite ruling by decree approved by parliament in March Subscribe to RT! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpwvZwUam-URkxB7g4USKpg?sub_confirmation=1 RT LIVE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IFAcqaNzNSc Check out http://rt.com Like us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/RTnews Follow us on VK https://vk.com/rt_international Follow us on Twitter http://twitter.com/RT_com … Read more Horn-honking protest | Residents of Budapest condemn govt COVID-19 response

Budapest, Hungary requires shoppers, commuters to wear face masks

Hungary is set to fine-tune lockdown measures, after imposing a blanket curfew over the entire population. The new rules will kick in from early May. In the capital Budapest, the government has required people to wear masks outdoors. Isobel Ewing has more. Subscribe to us on YouTube: https://goo.gl/lP12gA Download our APP on Apple Store (iOS): … Read more Budapest, Hungary requires shoppers, commuters to wear face masks

Bram Chardon wins final Driving leg in Leipzig | FEI Driving World Cup

Leipzig hosted the final leg of the FEI Driving World Cup season 2019/20 ahead of the finals in Bordeaux this February. It was the current World Cup Driving champion and rising star Bram Chardon who drove clear and as the quickest through the arena. Chardon had already won the first leg in Budapest this season … Read more Bram Chardon wins final Driving leg in Leipzig | FEI Driving World Cup

Gemini Man – Budapest Special Screening (2019) – Paramount Pictures

Gemini Man star Will Smith and filmmakers celebrated the film and Will’s birthday in Budapest, where it all began. Gemini Man is available now: https://paramnt.us/WatchGeminiMan-YT Gemini Man (#GeminiMan) is an innovative action-thriller starring Will Smith (#WillSmith) as Henry Brogan, an elite assassin, who is suddenly targeted and pursued by a mysterious young operative that seemingly … Read more Gemini Man – Budapest Special Screening (2019) – Paramount Pictures

Winner: Koos De Ronde – FEI World Cup Driving – Budapest

Koos de Ronde (Netherlands) won the third place in the third leg at the FEI World Cup Driving in Budapest. Congratulations! Subscribe to our YouTube channel (http://bit.do/subscribeFEI), visit FEITV (http://www.feitv.org) and follow us on our social media platforms for more information and coverage: Facebook: http://fei.org/facebook Twitter: http://fei.org/twitter Instagram: http://fei.org/instagram

Kimi Räikkönen Meets Rune Glifberg in Budapest

Kimi Räikkönen exchanged his helmet for a skateboard on Saturday night in Budapest. The Lotus F1 Team driver took time out from qualifying to meet Rune Glifberg, a professional skateboarder from Denmark, as part of an event organised by BURN – the energy drink from Coca-Cola. The pair exchanged gifts – a signed skateboard and … Read more Kimi Räikkönen Meets Rune Glifberg in Budapest

UEFA President Michel Platini Opens UEFA Congress in London Ahead of Champions League 2013 Final

The UEFA President, Michel Platini, opened the UEFA Congress in London’s Grosvenor House Hotel on the evening of Friday 24 May 2013, ahead of Saturday’s big match, the 2013 UEFA Champions League Final, which takes place between Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund at Wembley Stadium. Platini, speaking to a large crowd, which included HRH Duke … Read more UEFA President Michel Platini Opens UEFA Congress in London Ahead of Champions League 2013 Final

We Can Learn From Raoul Wallenberg’s Example in Budapest – Eskil Franck

2012 has been declared the Year of Raoul Wallenberg in Sweden and marks 100 years since the birth of the human rights hero. Here, Eskil Franck, Director of the Living History Forum in Sweden, explains the lessons that can be learned from the example of Sweden’s most famous diplomat. The national institute that I am … Read more We Can Learn From Raoul Wallenberg’s Example in Budapest – Eskil Franck

Raoul Wallenberg in Budapest 1944: An Atmosphere of Rescue – Robert Rozett

When Raoul Wallenberg arrived in Hungary in July 1944 a joint diplomatic and local Jewish effort to aid the persecuted Jews in Hungary was already underway. From early in the war, and more intensively from 1942 onward, activist Hungarian Jews aided their co-religionists seeking refuge in Hungary, which until 1944 was a relatively safe haven. … Read more Raoul Wallenberg in Budapest 1944: An Atmosphere of Rescue – Robert Rozett

Book Review: “A Hero’s Many Faces: Raoul Wallenberg in Contemporary Monuments”

Raoul Wallenberg expert, Susanne Berger, on the art historian’s view of the Holocaust hero. Of the numerous Wallenberg books and publications released since the 1980’s, this one stands apart. It is to my mind the first substantive study of Swedish diplomat Raoul G. Wallenberg outside of the regular Holocaust Studies/World War II canon. The young … Read more Book Review: “A Hero’s Many Faces: Raoul Wallenberg in Contemporary Monuments”