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in the Nationalism Studies Program at CEU Szabolcs Pogonyi elaborated on the fact that the book had not become outdated in the twelve years since its original publication, but facilitated new interpretations.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.
Hungarian economic and political weekly HVG carries an interview with equal opportunities researcher and CEU Department of Nationalism Studies Alumna Lidia Balogh (NAT’ 09). She joined the team of the Foundation for the Women of Hungary (MONA) in 2004. She participated, with others, in programs aimed at the enforcement of the human rights of migrant women and actions against prostitution.
http://www.hir24.hu/belfold/2014/09/22/kitelepitjuk-oket-mert-szegenyek/ - Hungarian news portal hir24.hu reports: The news magazine entitled “Newshour” of the American public television reported from the streets of Miskolc. Szabolcs Pogonyi, head of CEU’s Department of Nationalism Studies said that the people, especially those living in the poorest areas, feel as if the government has abandoned them. The victims of minor crimes have the impression that the authorities are not doing anything.
http://www.mon.hu/eloadasok-az-elfeledett-teleki-teri-zsidosagrol/2642708 - Hungarian news portal mon.hu reports: The Glaser Jakab Memorial Foundation is organizing a program series on the life of the forgotten Jews of Teleki Square in Budapest’s Jozsefvaros district from Monday to Wednesday at the Kesztyugyar Community House in Budapest. Over the course of the three-day event, talks, workshops and an exhibition await those interested.
Hungarian radio, Klub Radio interviewed Maria Kovacs, professor at CEU Nationalism Studies Department in its “Megbeszeljuk” program. Kovacs discussed, based on the present-day right-wing’s opinion why the memorial to be erected on Szabadsag Square is necessary, and in what way those people are wrong who criticize the memorial, the House of Fates, and the attitude of the government regarding the Holocaust.
Hungarian political daily, Nepszabadsag published an interview with Gabor Kalman who made a film about the history teacher who unearthed the story of the Jewish population in Kalocsa. In relation to the topic, the newspaper mentions that according to a report recently published by the U.S.-based Anti-Defamation League (ADL), 3,400,000 Hungarians foster anti-Semitic feelings, which is 41 percent of the population. The daily asked Andras Kovacs, professor at the Nationalism Studies Program to interpret the ADL figures.
http://www.klubradio.hu/cikk.php?cid=174093&id=16 - Klub Radio, a Hungarian radio station, in its daily international media monitoring refers to an article by Reuters that quotes Professor Andras Kovacs of the Department of Nationalism Studies: Kovacs, who has devoted much of his career to measuring anti-Semitism, said his surveys showed the proportion of respondents expressing anti-Jewish views had remained steady at around 10 percent in the 1990s and 2000s.
http://www.168ora.hu/velemeny/jobbik-bazis-vona-gabor-pc-kiszelly-zoltan-ep-valasztas-126160.html - Hungarian political weekly online 168ora.hu reports: in the turmoil of campaigns, Jobbik has been sneaking up to victory lane. The Parliament’s committee for culture and education is headed by a Jobbik MP.
An interview with Adam Gellert, expert in international law, in Klubradio about the conference hosted by CEU April 6 entitled The Hungarian Holocaust – 70 Years After.
For copyright reasons, the interview is available in the Klubradio archives.