Latest posts by Marietta Le
14 June 2015
In less than seven days, Hungarian journalist-activist Katalin Erdélyi and her team raised over 100,000 dollars to fight the government's new anti-immigrant campaign.
10 November 2014
The notion that Hungary is becoming an 'illiberal state' is nothing new. Twenty-five years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, Hungarians are standing up to demand a real democracy.
2 May 2013
József Balogh, a Hungarian ruling party politician, has allegedly beaten his partner so badly that she had to be treated at a hospital. He claimed she had tripped over the...
31 March 2013
Young Hungarians are shocked by the government's stubborn refusal to acknowledge their protests and their demands for a more democratic decision-making. To get their message across, four young people launched...
7 March 2013
4 March 2013
24 January 2013
15 January 2013
Szabolcs Panyi, 26, is the author and editor of a popular Hungarian blog, Véleményvezér ("Opinion Leader”). He joined Global Voices in Hungarian in September 2011, and since March 2012 he...
21 December 2012
Student protest rallies continue in Hungary. On Wednesday night, the protesters occupied a Budapest bridge, and three of them ended up getting arrested.
18 December 2012
Hungarian high school and college students, who are demanding that the government set university admission quotas to a reasonable level and help those from lower income households to access higher education, are...
16 December 2012
13 December 2012
In Hungary, the once free-for-all education system has always been a subject of heated debates. This week, the debates have grown into student protests that are taking place all over the...
4 December 2012
Thousands of Hungarians stood united at a rally in Budapest on Sunday. Politicians from the ruling and opposition parties were there, too. The public debate on the far right gaining...
29 November 2012
15 November 2012
3 October 2012
26 September 2012
Despite initial setbacks, the Hungarian public has succeeded in convincing the Parliament to treat the issue of domestic violence seriously.
14 September 2012
1 September 2012
The extradition of Ramil Safarov to Azerbaijan was based on the belief that he would continue to serve his life sentence there. After Azerbaijan gave amnesty to the convicted murderer,...