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  • US government criticizes Viktor Orban's government's attack on American University

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    A recent proposal by the Hungarian government threatens the operation and the independence of the Central European University hosting students and staff from 100 countries from around the world. The US Department of State issued a statement on Friday asking the Hungarian government to refrain from steps compromising the university. 20 thousand people have signed an international petition.
  • Viktor Orban is militarizing the youth in Hungary

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    A new group of so called "border-hunters" have taken their oaths this week. Meanwhile several articles in the international media have recently dealt with a complaint confirmed by several human rights organisations about the Hungarian border-guards and police resorting to violence when dealing with refugees at the border.
  • Hungarian town boycotts Heineken

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    The Hungarian town of Hódmezõvásárhely recently issued a decree calling on local residents and business owners to boycott the products of Heineken brewery. The step was a consequence of a dispute between the company and a local, ethnic Hungarian beer manufacturer in Romania.
  • Putin in Budapest: Unhappy crowds whistled as the Russian president drove past

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    Hungarian opposition party (Együtt) organised a "whistle concert" to express their dislike of Orban's government's close friendship (comradery, really) with the Russian president. A demonstration was organised but the police fenced off nearly half of the downtown 5th district where the Houses of Parliament and many government buildings are located. Photos to follow this evening.
  • Refugees in Budapest

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    This morning it seems from media reports that the Hungarian police has given up trying to register the crowds of refugees coming through the broder with Serbia: "Have something to eat and drink, then go where you like "  is what migrants arriving in Hungary are told now.
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    The alarming spread of land grabbing, snatching from the poor

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    Land grabbing, the name given to large-scale land acquisitions practiced by companies, governements and individuals in developing countries, deprives local and mostly poor people of their homes and their access to natural resources they normally use, while there is little accountability and no global regime or standards controlling it at all, says Alexios Antypas, an associate professor at the Department of Environmental Sciences and Policy of Central European University in Budapest in this interview with freelance journalist Gabriella Horn.
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    Protest for free press in Budapest

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