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Latest update : 2017-04-13

Orban cracks down on Soros-backed university and NGOs

Hungary, an EU member state, is openly fighting NGOs and other bodies financed abroad. And especially those linked to George Soros. Although the billionaire investor is of Hungarian origin he is currently being targeted by Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s party. This week, parliament voted through a law to shut down a prestigious Soros-financed university and NGOs funded by the investor are also coming under attack.

A new Hungarian law, allegedly aimed at promoting transparency, is worrying NGOs funded by foreign backers. While the government insists the law will be in accordance with EU rules, those targeted by the law say Orban is trying to silence any critical voices.

A programme prepared by Patrick Lovett and Aline Schmidt.
 

By Anne MAILLIET , Nicolas SPICER

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2017-07-25 Africa

Kenyan authorities step up security amid Al-Shabaab threat

The last few weeks have seen a rise in attacks by Al-Shabaab Islamists along the Kenya-Somalia border. One area particularly affected is the county of Lamu, where 18 people have...

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2017-07-24 Africa

How Senegal is leading the fight against AIDS in West Africa

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2017-07-21 Middle East

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2017-07-20 Africa

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2017-07-19 Europe

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Since January, more than 85,000 migrants and asylum-seekers have landed in Italy - that's a 20% increase on the same period last year. Increasingly, they are minors who arrive...

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