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    Gábor Bojár: "They control the entire economy"

    Gábor Bojár: "They control the entire economy"

    Graphisoft founder Gábor Bojár joins us in the studio to discuss Hungary's upcoming general election, how Fidesz came to power, and Lajos Bokros' decision to go at the elections alone.
    (photo: Ivola Bazánth, 168 óra)

    • 23 min
    Márta Pardavi, co-chair of the Hungarian Helsinki Committee

    Márta Pardavi, co-chair of the Hungarian Helsinki Committee

    Márta Pardavi speaks to us about the government's "Starve and Strangle Bill." We discuss what NGOs like the Hungarian Helsinki Committee are going through and how the EU has responded to the crisis of negative trends in Hungary. Pardavi tells us the HHC would provide legal aid to the prime minister's son-in-law if...

    • 25 min
    Anton Shekhovtsov, author "Russia and the Western Far-Right: Tango Noir," joins us in the studio

    Anton Shekhovtsov, author "Russia and the Western Far-Right: Tango Noir," joins us in the studio

    Anton Shekhovtsov joins Ben Novak in the studio to discuss his new book, Russia and the Western Far-Right: Tango Noir.
    - How long has Russia been in contact with the western far-right?
    - Why is this good for Russia?
    - What can the west expect in the future?
    - How can the west protect itself from becoming Putinized?

    • 19 min
    5 important issues with Péter Krekó of Political Capital and Ben Novak

    5 important issues with Péter Krekó of Political Capital and Ben Novak

    Péter Krekó of Political Capital joins Ben Novak in the studio to discuss five important topics:
    - Misleading polls in Hungary,
    - George Soros on Orbán having bought up MSZP,
    - Political anti-Semitism in Hungary,
    - Russian relations with Hungary — united in the fight against Ukraine, and
    - Krekó's new book, "The Hungarian Far Right: Social Demand, Political Supply, and International Context"

    • 50 min
    Lajos Bokros: This is what Gyurcsány told me

    Lajos Bokros: This is what Gyurcsány told me

    MoMA chairman Lajos Bokros swings by the studio to discuss the break-up between his party and Ferenc Gyurcsány's Democratic Coalition and other news.

    • 24 min
    Dean Starkman: "We are looking at the Golden Age of Public Corruption"

    Dean Starkman: "We are looking at the Golden Age of Public Corruption"

    Dean Starkman is a fellow at Center for Media, Data and Society and a visiting lecturer at the School of Public Policy at Central European University, Budapest. He and Ben Novak discuss the challenges facing public interest journalism, the transformation of journalism as whole, and where things are going from here.

    • 46 min

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