Protesters thronged to Hungary's public broadcaster after opposition lawmakers were prevented from reading demands out on state television. A growing general discontent with nationalist Prime Minister Viktor Orban's policies is beginning to show.
The Hungarian government wants to increase its control over the country's theaters. Following massive protests, the law is not as restrictive as originally planned, yet artists fear further regulations are to come.
Thousands of Hungarians, including actors and directors, have rallied in Budapest protesting against a government plan to wrest control from theaters, saying it would curb artistic freedom.
Across Eastern Europe, NGOs are accused of undermining national unity for international interests. It seems that some politicians don't want citizens to get organized, the cultural anthropologist Ivaylo Ditchev writes.
Despite facing EU censure over Turkey's Syria offensive, Erdogan has landed support from Hungary. During a visit, Erdogan repeated his threat to let refugees come to Europe and was hailed as a security partner by Orban.
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