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.
Protests took place in Budapest after the editor-in-chief of the news portal Index.hu was fired. Many journalists resigned in the aftermath. A businessman close to PM Viktor Orban had earlier gained a stake in the portal
The law passed by the Hungarian parliament on March 30 gives extraordinary powers to the government led by Viktor Orban to rule by decree without the mandate of the parliament. Orban has a notorious track record of abuse of power and authoritarianism
Fascist groups had gathered to commemorate the Nazis killed during the 1945 Siege of Budapest by the Soviet Army.
Fascist groups gathered in Budapest for the 75th Honor Day to commemorate the Nazis who were killed during the Siege of Budapest by the Soviet Army in 1945.
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
The opposition managed to gain mayorships in 10 major cities, while Fidesz won 13 mayorships and continued its dominance in county councils