CPAC set to stage far-right conference in Hungary, as federal prosecutors zero in

Viktor Orbán’s right-wing paradise will host its own version of CPAC, as U.S. organization faces federal probe The American Conservative Union, the conservative grassroots organization that puts on the annual Conservative Political Action Conference, better known as CPAC, is taking its tested model for hosting right-wing gatherings to the authoritarian nation of Hungary.  CPAC events have been held in variousContinue reading “CPAC set to stage far-right conference in Hungary, as federal prosecutors zero in”

Authoritarianism: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

John Oliver discusses the growing number of authoritarian leaders around the world, their common characteristics, and whether or not one of them is currently our president.

Pope Francis says antisemitism ‘still lurking in Europe’ on visit to Hungary

“This is a fuse that must not be allowed to burn,” the pope said. Pope Francis called for an end to antisemitism Sunday during an unusually short trip to Hungary, where he warned that prejudice against Jews was a “fuse that must not be allowed to burn.” “I think of the threat of antisemitism still lurking in EuropeContinue reading “Pope Francis says antisemitism ‘still lurking in Europe’ on visit to Hungary”

Hungary’s opposition unites in bid to oust Viktor Orban from power

Six opposition parties in Hungary are coming together in a historic bid to oust long-time prime minister Viktor Orban. They will unite behind one candidate to challenge Orban in Hungary’s parliamentary election, which is scheduled for next year. Orban, who leads the Fidesz party and has been prime minister since 2010, has won three successiveContinue reading “Hungary’s opposition unites in bid to oust Viktor Orban from power”

Viktor Orbán censored a question Tucker Carlson asked about Xi Jinping, after the Fox host suggested Hungary was ‘freer’ than the US

Tucker Carlson interviewed Hungary’s authoritarian leader, Viktor Orbán, last week. Hungary initially scrubbed negative references to Chinese leader Xi Jinping from the transcript. Orbán has friendly ties with Xi, and it’s become a liability ahead of Hungary’s 2022 elections. As he was broadcasting from Hungary last week, Fox News host Tucker Carlson presented the CentralContinue reading “Viktor Orbán censored a question Tucker Carlson asked about Xi Jinping, after the Fox host suggested Hungary was ‘freer’ than the US”

Tucker Carlson has moved his show to Hungary for the week, where he met controversial PM Viktor Orbán and is scheduled to speak at a far-right conference

Tucker Carlson is spending the week in Budapest and met with Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán. He also plans to speak at a far-right conference in Hungary on Saturday. Orbán spent $265,000 to arrange an interview with Carlson in 2019, per a government watchdog. The Fox News host Tucker Carlson on Monday evening announced heContinue reading “Tucker Carlson has moved his show to Hungary for the week, where he met controversial PM Viktor Orbán and is scheduled to speak at a far-right conference”

Thousands join Budapest Pride march against anti-LGBTQ law

Hungarian law on LGBTQ issues triggers conflict with EU PM Orban portrays law as fight to protect Christian values Rally organisers say law seeks to intimidate LGBTQ people U.S., British, German, other embassies back Pride Festival Thousands of Hungarians joined the annual Budapest Pride march on Saturday to support LGBTQ people and protest against aContinue reading “Thousands join Budapest Pride march against anti-LGBTQ law”

Viktor Orbán using NSO spyware in assault on media, data suggests

Hungary’s far-right government suspected of hacking phones of investigative journalists and targeting owners Viktor Orbán’s government has deployed a new weapon in its war on the media in Hungary, according to forensic analysis of several mobile devices, using some of the world’s most invasive spyware against investigative journalists and the circle of one of theContinue reading “Viktor Orbán using NSO spyware in assault on media, data suggests”

EU urged to suspend funds to Hungary over ‘grave breaches of the rule of law’

Action follows Viktor Orbán passing law banning LGBT content in schools and mishandling of EU funds Ursula von der Leyen is being urged to suspend EU funds to Hungary to force Viktor Orbán to address concerns over politicised courts and corruption. MEPs who work on the European parliament’s budgetary control committee are calling on the EuropeanContinue reading “EU urged to suspend funds to Hungary over ‘grave breaches of the rule of law’”

Hungary ‘has no place in the EU anymore,’ Dutch leader says

Hungary “has no place” in the European Union after passing a controversial new bill banning LGBTQ content in schools, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said on Thursday. Earlier this month Hungary’s parliament passed legislation that bans all educational materials and programs for children which are considered to promote homosexuality, gender reassignment, and the concept of sexuality deviating fromContinue reading “Hungary ‘has no place in the EU anymore,’ Dutch leader says”

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