November 3, 2016
http://www.prae.hu/index.php?aid=30435&route=news%2Fnews - Hungarian news portal prae.hu reports: The 13th Verzio Human Rights Documentary Film Festival, organized by the Vera and Donald Blinken Open Society Archives (OSA) will take place from Nov. 8-13 in Budapest and from Nov. 17-19 in Pecs. There will be 60 films from 37 countries shown.
September 10, 2016
http://fidelio.hu/klasszikus/2016/09/10/gruziaban_mindenki_enekel/ - Hungarian news portal fidelio.hu interviewed young pianist Nicolas Namoradze, winner of the Fortissimo mentor program. In February 2016 the Vera and Donald Blinken Open Society Archives (OSA) and the Intermezzo Foundation invited composers under thirty to submit pieces for the theme of the exhibition “Some kind of Opposition.”
September 1, 2016
Hungarian weekly HVG interviewed Miklos Tamasi, founder and head of Fortepan, about the online photo archive and how his life led him to set up this archive. Tamasi used to work at the Vera and Donald Blinken Open Society Archives (OSA) at CEU before focusing solely on Forteplan.Due to copyright regulations, the article is available in the weekly (9.1.2016. p.74. Tamasi Miklos a Fortepan alapitoja)
March 10, 2016
http://index.hu/tudomany/tortenelem/2016/03/10/kodold_ujra_56-ot/ - Hungarian news site index.hu reports: On the sixtieth anniversary of the Hungarian Revolution of 1956, the Vera and Donald Blinken Open Society Archives at CEU is launching a major series of public projects. The Archives’ 1956 Digital Repository offers an insight into collections that have never been published or seen before, have been considered lost or have not been accessible to the public so far.
January 28, 2016
In an interview with Hungarian weekly Magyar Narancs Miklos Tamasi, head of Fortepan, discusses the challenges the online photo archive faces. Fortepan is supported by the Vera and Donald Blinken Open Society Archives (OSA) –
Due to copyright regulations, the interview is available in the weekly (1.28.2016. pp.32-33. Valami gyanus dolog).
December 8, 2015
November 19, 2015
http://divany.hu/2015/orosz_het/2015/11/19/szvetlana_alekszijavics_nobel_dijas_irono_44_oranyi_videoanyaga_elerheto_az_osa-ban/ - Hungarian online portal divany.hu reports: The 44-hour video material used by Svetlana Alexievich for her book Voices from Chernobyl is available in OSA.
November 6, 2015
CEU's Open Society Archives (OSA) was renamed the Vera and Donald Blinken Open Society Archives at a Nov. 3 dedication event in honor of the couple, who have provided a major bequest to sustain the institution. Ambassador Blinken served as U.S. ambassador to Hungary from 1994-1998, and Vera was born in Budapest, fleeing to the United States with her widowed mother in 1950.
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November 6, 2015
The former French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner gave four interviews, to the right of center and second biggest daily Magyar Nemzet, to the second biggest online news portal Origo, to the most influential political-cultural weekly for the urban intellectuals Magyar Narancs, and the fourth biggest online news site vs.hu. The minister discussed the migration crisis in each of his interviews.