“Even though I’d braced myself for the news, yesterday’s result still sent a jolt through me like electricity,” Julia Ivan, director of Amnesty International Hungary told me today. “Hard won freedoms will be lost and the vital work done by NGOs to create a freer and fairer society will be seriously hampered by Orban’s bullying politics.” As director of an organisation that will itself be affected by the new NGO law was passed today, she should know. On the face of it, the Law on the transparency of organisations funded from abroad carried by the Hungarian parliament today with a comfortable government majority might look fairly benign. The title of the law suggests it is aimed at increasing transparency, while authorities claim it is important … Next »
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