Hungarian weekly Vasarnapi Hirek writes about online communities through comments by experts. Adjunct Senior Lecturer of Business and Society Zoltan Pogatsa says the Internet tax would have “attacked” a generation that lives its life on the worldwide web. For the members of this generation, it does not matter how bad their living conditions are, to what extent everything is determined by politics in the country around them, or how messed-up the educational system is as long as they can find an escape route through the world of the Internet.
http://www.klubradio.hu/cikk.php?cid=180739&id=16 - Hungarian Klub Radio’s portal reports: An article published by Al Jazeera America called Orban’s Hungary a teetering house of cards. As pointed out in the report, the protests against the Internet tax indicate the rise of opposition against Fidesz.
Hungarian Lanchid Radio interviewed Laszlo Csaba, professor in the Department of International Relations and European Studies at CEU, about Hungary’s state budget for 2015.
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http://www.168ora.hu/itthon/emberkereskedelem-felsofokon-131741.html - Hungarian news portal reports: Many Europeans do not see human trafficking as a problem that affects them directly, even though the exploited labor of trafficking victims is a factor that enables Europeans to live “the good life,” according to a study by CEU's Center for Policy Studies.
Hungarian weekly Magyar Narancs interviewed historian Thomas Lindenberger about the everyday life in East Germany. Lindenberger was a Visiting Professor at CEU.
Due to copyright regulations the interview is available in the weekly (11.06.2014., pp.22-23, "Intenzivebben ereztek a bezartsagot"). 15
Hungarian news portal mno.hu reports: A book on socialism by American author Joshua Muravchik has been published in Hungarian. Assistant Professor in the Nationalism Studies Program at CEU Szabolcs Pogonyi elaborated on the fact that the book had not become outdated in the twelve years since its original publication, but facilitated new interpretations. He also mentioned that by presenting some career paths the book outlines internal controversies that prevent the harmonization of the ideals of democracy, liberty, and socialism.
http://nol.hu/kulfold/kifizetodobb-a-nyiltsag-1497509 - Hungarian daily Nepszabadsag interviewed Lee Bollinger, president of ColumbiaUniversity on the occasion of his visit to CEU. Bollinger delivered a public lecture on November 7 entitled “Universities and Global Societies.”
The interview was also printed in the daily Nepszabadsag (11.10.2014., p.8, Kifizetodobb a nyiltsag).
Other items of Hungarian coverage:
Magyar Radio, “180 perc”, 11.12.2014.
http://nepszava.hu/cikk/1039109-nobel-dijas-kozgazdasz-orban-alma-ellen/ - Hungarian news portal nepszava.hu reports: There is no brake against corruption in an illiberal state, two-time Nobel Prize winning economist Joseph E. Stiglitz said in Budapest at a CEU lecture entitled “Can Illiberal Democracies Create Shared and Sustained Prosperity?" Stiglitz said that those countries where democracy is restricted can provide prosperity only for the elite and they split society in two.
http://www.news4business.hu/kozlemenyek/press_release.php?id=23655 - Hungarian economic news portal news4business.hu reports: The Telenor Ethical Company Award, handed out for the third time this year, was created in the framework of the 2012 cooperation agreement between Telenor and Transparency International Hungary. The joint solutions of the company and the anti-corruption organization are aimed at helping the Hungarian SME sector in the first place to fight corruption.
http://index.hu/gazdasag/defacto/2014/11/10/ezert_rossz_otlet_a_meg_tobb... - Hungarian news portal index.hu issued the next article of Defacto, the bi-weekly economics blog created and edited by professors in the Department of Economics at CEU. The blog entry “This is Why More Russian Gas is a Bad Idea” discusses that gas is significantly more expensive in those countries where the proportion of Russian import is high within the consumption.