Top Hungary news site says independence in ‘grave danger’

By |junij 22nd, 2020|authoritarian regime, Hungary, illiberal democracy, News, press freedom, Viktor Orbán|

The editor of Hungary's most popular news website warned Sunday (21 June) that a planned overhaul would jeopardise its freedom to publish stories critical of Prime Minister Viktor Orbán's government.

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Orbán urges end to EU sanctions on Belarus

By |junij 6th, 2020|Alexander Lukashenko, authoritarian regime, Belarus, coronavirus, EU sanctions, human rights, Hungary, News, Viktor Orbán|

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán urged the European Union to drop sanctions against Belarus as he met the ex-Soviet state's strongman leader Alexander Lukashenko in Minsk on Friday (5 June).

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Von der Leyen warns against democratic backsliding without mentioning Hungary

By |marec 31st, 2020|authoritarian regime, coronavirus, Hungary, illiberal democracy, News, Ursula von der Leyen|

European Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen warned on Tuesday (31 March) that coronavirus emergency measures by EU countries must be “limited”, after Hungary’s nationalist leader Viktor Orbán took on sweeping powers. “Democracy cannot work without free and independent media,”...

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Coronavirus to father EU’s ‘first dicatatorship’?

By |marec 27th, 2020|authoritarian regime, coronavirus, dictatorship, Hungary, illiberal democracy, News, press freedom, Viktor Orbán|

A "dictatorship" at the heart of the EU? A draft law to grant anti-coronavirus emergency measures set for adoption by Budapest has alarmed observers who fear it will hand Prime Minister Viktor Orbán unlimited power.

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Putin approves changes allowing him to stay in power until 2036

By |marec 11th, 2020|authoritarian regime, News, Russia, Vladimir Putin|

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday (10 March) opened the door to constitutional changes that would allow him to remain in power until 2036, but said he favored term limits once the country became politically “mature”.

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More secrets of China’s Xinjiang camps leaked to foreign media

By |november 25th, 2019|artificial intelligence, authoritarian regime, China, human rights, mass surveillance, Muslims, News, Uighurs|

Classified Chinese government documents made public by an international group of journalists describe the repressive inner workings of detention camps in Xinjiang, in a second rare leak in days of secret files concerning the troubled western region.

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Observers slam Belarus polls for flouting democratic norms

By |november 19th, 2019|Alexander Lukashenko, authoritarian regime, Belarus, Belarus elections, News, OSCE, Russia, Sergei Lavrov|

Parliamentary polls in Belarus did not show respect for democracy, international observers said Monday (18 November), after the opposition to authoritarian President Alexander Lukashenko failed to win a single seat.

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Opposition wins no seats in Belarus election

By |november 18th, 2019|Alexander Lukashenko, authoritarian regime, Belarus, Belarus elections, Crimea annexation, News, Russia|

Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko maintained his hold on power after results published early on Monday (18 November) showed not a single opposition candidate had won a seat in parliamentary elections over the weekend.

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Thousands rally in Moscow to demand release of jailed protesters

By |september 30th, 2019|Alexei Navalny, authoritarian regime, human rights, News, protests, Russia|

More than 20,000 Russians took to the streets of Moscow on Sunday (29 September) to demand the release of protesters jailed over the summer in what opponents of the Kremlin say is a campaign to stifle dissent.

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Human rights violations in Egypt: EU must speak out!

By |december 20th, 2018|authoritarian regime, Egypt, human rights, News, refugee crisis|

The EU should be aware of plans to amend the Egyptian Constitution that could extend the power of the President indefinitely, showing the true intentions of an authoritarian state, writes Wahid Al-Asmar.

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