The Hungarian government has reduced press access to COVID-19 information; health workers and professionals fear talking to the media due to the risk of reprisals by the authorities.
Rights groups protest draft legislation that would seriously restrict the work of human rights defenders in Hungary.
Hungary remains part of the European Union, but its actions contradict the fundamental principles of the EU, according to a report by five Hungarian NGOs.
On the heels of Hungary’s recent adoption of a Law on the Transparency of Organisations Supported from Abroad, the European Commission is urged to act to protect NGOs and the rule of law in Hungary.
On the one-year anniversary of the death of popular Cambodian activist Kem Ley, civil society organisations from around the world reiterated their call for an independent inquiry.
IFEX members call on EU officials to condemn Hungary’s attack on the Central European University as a threat to academic freedom and free expression.
Fidesz’s vice-president, Szilárd Németh, along with MPs of the governing parties, launched a verbal attack against several Hungarian civil society organisations that receive part of their funding from foreign donors.
48 human rights organizations have signed a letter asking King Hamad to cease its judicial harassment of human rights defenders and its violation of their right to freedom of expression.