Hungary dropped two categories in six years, leaving the group of democracies entirely. Also this week: the EC predicts a 7% drop in GDP in 2020, and Parliament rejects the Istanbul Convention on violence against women.
Right-wing extremists march in Borsod county, the opposition wins a key by-election, Trump and Orbán have a chat, and other stories from this week.
In the independent media's only chance of the year to pose questions to the prime minister, Orbán said it was unfair that Roma children that faced school segregation received monetary damages. The first 2020 edition of the weekly English-language newsletter from Insight Hungary.
Our testimony about the state of the Hungarian media before the LIBE committee of the European Parliament
Over the past nine years public affairs have gradually become the private matter of people with power, and every relevant law, regulation and practice echoes this perspective.
Shortly after returning to Budapest, US Ambassador David Cornstein spoke to 444 about what happened at the White House.
Hungary’s Supreme Court rules that Prime Minister Orban’s wealthy son-in-law is not a public figure (so don’t approach him on the street and ask where that money comes from)
The Supreme Court’s decision will make real journalism in Hungary much more difficult.
Lajos Simicska was instrumental in creating the power structure around Prime Minister Orbán.
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A joint investigation by 444.hu, Direkt36 and the Russian Novaya Gazeta.
An inside source on Facebook's content moderation team helped us understand the inner workings of the most important platform for public debate in the 21st century.
Since 2014, the spread of Russian misinformation in Hungary is tangible. This is the second video in our series on Russian influence in Hungary.
Hit the CC button in the YouTube video player to read the English language captions.
An eight man gang attacked Roma laborers in northeastern Hungary. Authorities say it wasn’t a hate crime, and a police officer was only joking when gave tips on how to carry out the beating a few days before it actually happened.