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Article

What's at stake

Attila Mráz, expert on political liberties, writes about the challenges facing social and critical Hungarian NGOs at the time of the general election campaign.
TEXT: Attila Mráz March 13 2018
Fiction

Standing up for poetry

Krisztina Tóth's second short story for PEN/Opp - a multi-layered tale of hierarchy and inequality.
TEXT: Krisztina Tóth March 13 2018
Fiction

Starless Night

A piece of "flash fiction" by Hungarian writer Krisztina Tóth, presenting a haunting snap-shot of everyday life in Budapest today.
TEXT: Krisztina Tóth March 13 2018
Interview

"Almost nobody seems to care"

In an interview, philosopher G. M. Tamás tells PEN/Opp why freedom of speech and democracy are in decline in his home country.
Text: Daniel Gustafsson March 13 2018
Fiction

The same old story, again

Writer Orsolya Karafiáth was fiercely attacked for her attempts to spotlight how Hungarian women are repressed and silenced in the wake of #MeToo. This is her story.
TEXT: Orsolya Krafiáth March 13 2018
Article

The irony of being censored

The artist duo Lőrinc Borsos creates an alternative national image as a counterpoint to the official national representation in Hungary - a risky business.
TEXT: Daniel Gustafsson March 13 2018
Article

Padded Cells

Art journalist Gergely Nagy on the shrinking space for independent art in Hungary: "Nothing has been forbidden, no one has been jailed." But ...
TEXT: Gergely Nagy March 13 2018
Article

Reports from the corners of the pantry

Journalist Attila Mong reports on how government politics dominate the media landscape in Hungary, while independent media has become increasingly marginalized.
TEXT: Attila Mong March 13 2018

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