Geza Jeszenszky, Hungary’s ambassador to Norway, has ticked off about 100 University teachers, students and researchers with text he used in a university text book which they think ‘stigmatises’ the Roma minority. The textbook that...
 1 Nov 2012

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As my number of friends on Facebook creeps towards an abitrary figure above which I have decided that the list would be unmanageable, I am at a loss to decide who to defriend. Will they notice? Will they be upset? Will they care? And then I see today...
 7 Sep 2012

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I've come to accept the place social media has in our twenty-first-century lives and although I bemoan the fact that real-life communication is being replaced by virtual communication, that real-life friendships are losing out to virtual friendsh...
 24 Jul 2012

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The political spectrum in Hungary has been providing lots of food for thought and discussion in recent weeks.Topics like Internet governance, media censorship, anti-Semitism and europhobia are being tossed around in daily conversation. There&#3...
 7 Jul 2012

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A recent report by Demos traces the rise of populism through online behaviour. Surveying over 2000 Facebook fans of Hungary’s far-Right political party Jobbik, the study finds that far from being the ‘typical angry young men’ so oft...
 29 Feb 2012

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Hungary has been in the news a lot lately, not least with its controversial media act and the alleged erosion of democracy by the current Prime Minister and his party. I’ve been watching developments with interest and a little concern. In a mo...
 16 Feb 2012

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