The media in Hungary seems to be building parallel realities. How reporting changes what people perceive as an issue and why do the agents and informants of communist regimes still walk free?
The 13th VERZIO - International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival starts tonight. The audience can choose from a wide range of panel discussions, Q&A meetings, concerts and screenings: 62 movies from 36 countries. We talked with Oksana Sarkisova festival director about the structure of the festival, the different thematic blocks and the significance of human rights documentaries.
How does Budapest look like through the lenses of homeless people? How can art be used as a tool to empower people affected by homelessness? And how can a calendar be the key of a successful social initiative? The MyBudapest Photo Project gives an answer to all of these questions.
What is a museum quarter and why are there so many of them in Europe? An what is going on in Budapest's oldest public park? The controversial cultural investment, the Liget Budapest project will reshape the face of the city, so it is definately worth some time to compare it with other similar Europen projects.
Corruption is a harmful, but widespread phenomenon in Hungary, which is part of the everyday life and the politics. It affects the government’s relationship with the EU, the USA and Russia too. But why is it growing nowadays? What is the role of bribery in Hungary, a country led by the prime minister Viktor Orbán since 2010?
Politikai menekült, gazdasági bevándorló, letelepedésért folyamodó, illegális vendégmunkás, migráns, menedékkérő, hazáját elhagyó. Rengeteg elnevezéssel dobálóznak a politikai közbeszédben, a médiában, vagy bármilyen formális és informális fórumon.
Admit it, you've always wanted to learn to juggle. Sure, it looks cool, but it's way more than just an awesome way to get everyone's attention. On top of these benefits, it's been proven to help disadvantage young people, including those with concentration problems or dyslexia.
As a child, it was the kind of place you were always told not to go to. Budapest's 8th district had a reputation of being dangerous, full of strange people and hosting a hotbed of crime. Obviously this means that young Hungarians took every opportunity to discover this beautiful old part of the city.