Roma radio presenter Szandi Minzari and co-host Melanie Nagy are both divorced, single mothers who speak about taboo issues in Hungary's Roma community.

A new Roma radio station gets people talking about taboo issues in Hungary

Arts, Culture & Media

The Roma are Hungary’s largest ethnic minority, making up close to 10% of the population. Radio Dikh, a new radio station, aims to change perceptions of the Roma community in Hungary, where they have faced decades of stigma and discrimination.

Hungarian PM Viktor Orban arrives for the an extraordinary meeting of EU leaders to discuss Ukraine, energy and food security in Brussels

Hungary’s Orban wins exemption in EU Russian oil embargo

Woman in white fencing gear trains with her coach standing behind her wearing black

‘It never feels routine,’ says Hungarian fencer Aida Mohamed, on her 7th Olympic Games

Tokyo Olympics
The statue by Hungarian artist Péter Szalay shows solidarity with Black Lives Matter.

Hungary artist’s BLM sculpture causes an uproar    

Human rights
A man in a suit stands in front of European flags

Emergency authoritarianism? Hungary’s Orbán uses coronavirus to seize more power

hungarian woman reaches under a partition for money

Expert: ‘Women are going to bear the burden of Orbán’s failed economic policies.’

Orbán's Enemies

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has called for larger Hungarian families to combat the country’s low birth rate and shrinking labor force. In exchange, he’s willing to provide financial benefits and programs for women like loan expansion programs, subsidies for cars, and no required income tax for women with four or more children.

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán stands in front of several flags while speaking into several media microphones

What does Hungary’s crackdown on free media mean for the rest of the world?

Analysts say Hungary’s Viktor Orbán has created “a new kind of model about how autocrats operate.”

In this illustration, a man is seen sweeping thought bubbles underneath a rug

As Orbán rises, Hungary’s free press falls

Orbán's Enemies

Since Viktor Orbán returned to power in 2010, the media in Hungary has been consolidated by the government and friends of the government. Independent voices that remain are struggling to fund their journalism.


With eye on Soros, Hungary considers ban on pro-immigration groups

Global Politics

The bill, submitted to parliament late on Tuesday, is a key part of Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s anti-immigration campaign targeting U.S. financier George Soros, whose philanthropy aims to bolster liberal and open-border values in eastern Europe.

An Afghan family walks toward the Hungary-Serbia border on the day the new law takes effect.  They will live in a detention center until a decision is made on their claim.

‘How will I live there?’ Asylum seekers in Hungary are detained in shipping containers.


A new law takes effect Tuesday in Hungary to lock all asylum-seekers into detention camps made out of shipping containers, while their papers are being processed. Refugees are responding with fear.