Students of University of Theatre and Film Arts and their supporters have mounted a strong resistance against the hand over of the university administration to loyalists of prime minister Viktor Orban
The key demand of the protesting students and other progressive sections was the defense of the autonomy of the university.
Hungary is ranked the second-worst in the EU with regard to freedom of press by Reporters Without Borders. There have been a number of previous instances of pro-Orban forces and individuals gaining control over media outlets critical of the government.
József Böröcz, a professor of sociology at the Rutgers University in the US, talks about the characteristics of the government and politics of Victor Orbán in Hungary and the possibilities of resistance
With a new legislation, prime minister Viktor Orbán intends to control a network of autonomous research institutes that were hitherto administered by the country’s premier science research academy