“When will the double standard come to an end?” asks MoMa chairman Lajos Bokros in a Facebook post addressed to German politician Norbert Röntgen.
“The Orbán system is learning at its own expense that there is a segment whose anger it should not provoke, and these are the university students.” – Péter Sárosi, blogger, journalist, and drug policy activist Translation of blog post by Péter Sárosi entitled “The 5 lessons of yesterday’s demonstrations” posted on April 13th, 2017. What has […]
Translation of “Trump wanted to bring Kata Sarka up to his Moscow hotel room” appearing in Szabolcs Panyi’s blog on index.hu. At least, that’s what the celebrity said in a video last year. She even showed [Hungarian tabloid] Blikk the billionaire’s business card. Although the Trump scandal blown up by CNN and BuzzFeed involving a […]
There is a media war, but this is no longer the media war of the 1990s, but merely a war against the media. Translation of András Jambor’s editorial titled “With Olga Kálmán joining HírTV nothing effectively remains of left-wing publicity” appearing in Kettős Mérce [Double Standard] on December 18, 2016. Olga Kálmán is leaving ATV […]
Tens of thousands of Hungarian children whose parents have no official address or place of residence are being denied access to basic services.
Harm reduction activist Péter Sárosi posted the following to his Facebook page on Wednesday, November 16th, 2016: The White Terror started 97 years ago today on November 16th, 1919, when Miklós Horthy entered Budapest on a white horse and officer detachments under his command began their mass murder activities in the areas abandoned by Romanian troops. […]
In Hungary today two-thirds of Hungarians believe the press is not independent of the government, even though nine out of ten respondents consider press freedom important.
Translation of “Norway affair, act 2?” published on the website of Energiaklub, an NGO that has been critical of government plans to build two new reactors at the Paks Atomic Energy Plant in Hungary: Today, October 13, 2016, we have suffered a new “coercive measure”: this morning, unexpectedly and without prior notice, the Central Hungary […]
Every rationally thinking person must reject the distortion of normality that says it is all right to use money stolen from our tax forints to buy up the newspaper of a political opponent and destroy it. Whether Fidesz is capable of doing something and whether this is right and normal are two different things. Unfortunately, Fidesz […]
“If people living in a given area are unable to defend their lands, they are going to lose them. Meanwhile they are forced to share their acquired and accumulated possessions with the invited or uninvited settlers, which leads to calculable social tensions. Because every community exists by the grace of its borders, and works by […]