Orbán's illiberal theatre

July 05. 2022. – 02:57 PM



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All the makings of democracy seem to be in place in Hungary: the government meets weekly, there is also a regular government press conference, questions can be asked in Parliament – but these are all simply the props of Viktor Orbán’s illiberal theatre. In this video, we will show the gradual shrinking of the public sphere in Hungary, as well as how the space where the critical press can maneuvre has been shrunk. In comparison, we will look at the relationship of the government and the public in neighbouring Slovakia. (English subtitles available)

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