Hungarian Watch

Who’s afraid of the Big Bad Wolf? Not the THOUSANDS who gathered to protest Hungary’s new media law today!

In Uncategorized on January 14, 2011 at 5:37 pm

We are so proud of the thousands of brave Hungarians who stood tall and brave today, protesting their government’s democracy-crushing new media law!   The protest was organized almost entirely via social media, including a Hungarian Facebook group called, in English translation, “One Million for the Hungarian Press Freedom.”

Read more about the protest by reading this USA Today article or, even better, this VOA article.  (If you read Hungarian and/or want to see better pictures, check out this article from Nepszabadsag.)

Demonstrators in front of the Hungarian Parliament

Demonstrators carry a portrait of Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban with a crown to protest against a media law they say will turn the country into 'Orbanistan' with the government leader dominating news broadcasts.

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