Also by Akos Keller-Alant
November 09, 2022
Reports Of China's Overseas 'Police Stations' Spark Controversy, Denial In Hungary And Serbia
A report from the NGO Safeguard Defenders about Chinese "police stations" abroad has created ripples around the globe and sparked investigations across Europe. But in Hungary and Serbia, two countries with warm relationships with Beijing, authorities appear keen to "sweep it under the rug."
August 18, 2022
Orban-Linked NGO In Serbia Responsible For Distributing Postal Votes To Ethnic Hungarians
An NGO in Serbia linked to a political party allied to Hungary's ruling Fidesz party won a no-bid contract with the postal service of Serbia to distribute ballots to eligible voters there for Hungary's April parliamentary elections.
June 08, 2022
What's Next For China's Fudan University Campus In Hungary?
Following his convincing election victory in April, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban is moving forward with some of Budapest's more controversial Chinese-linked plans, including undoing a promised referendum on the future of an expensive university project.
March 31, 2022
The Hungarian Journalist Trying To Break Viktor Orban's Grip On Media, And Voters
Ahead of crucial elections on April 3, the independent online TV channel Partizan has taken to the road, hoping to stoke debate and challenge political entrenchment across Hungary. But in a media environment dominated by Prime Minister Viktor Orban, is anyone listening?
May 03, 2021
New Chinese University In Hungary Puts Orban's Beijing Ties In The Spotlight
The controversy over Fudan University's Budapest campus -- which would be the first Chinese university in the European Union -- is the latest manifestation of the Hungarian government's embrace of Beijing money.
December 04, 2020
How Hungary's State News Agency Whitewashes The News: An RFE/RL Investigation
A new investigation by RFE/RL's Hungarian Service shows how editors at Hungary's state news agency water down, whitewash, or outright censor the news. And not just when it includes scandals involving lawmakers from the country's ruling political party.