Slave Law in Hungary
Hungarians rally for press freedom

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.

Hungarian media workers protest bid to weaken press freedom

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

Hungarian politics “A new kind of right-wing extremism is on a roll in Hungary”

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

In Hungarian local polls, Orban’s Fidesz party loses grip over key cities

The opposition managed to gain mayorships in 10 major cities, while Fidesz won 13 mayorships and continued its dominance in county councils

may day hungary Hungarian trade unions continue mobilization against ‘slave law’

In its May Day rally, the Hungarian Workers’ Party also denounced the United States’ coup attempt in Venezuela and extended solidarity to president Nicolas Maduro

Audi workers in Hungary agitate for higher pay, benefits

The nearly 11,500 workers at Audi’s plant in Győr receive much lesser salaries than their colleagues in other countries in the region. The two-hour work stoppage on Friday was termed a “warning strike”

Hungary protests “In Hungary, there is no way forward but strikes”

Guzslován Gábor of the Federation of Metal Workers Union of Hungary talks about the impact of the ‘slave law’ passed by the far-right government of Viktor Orbán and the massive protests against it

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