NEWS ALERT: Hungarian Government Investigates Evangelicals; US Concerned


By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

cardinWASHINGTON/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- A senior Democratic member of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee has warned that a Hungarian government investigation into a key evangelical church "opens the door" for communist-style "repressive measures" against faith groups.

Hungary’s Ruling Fidesz Party Condemns Book Burning


By BosNewsLife News Center in Budapest

radnoti_miklosBUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- Hungary's ruling rightist Fidesz party has condemned the burning of a book written by prominent Hungarian Jewish poet Miklós Radnóti, whose statue was also broken over the weekend amid growing antisemitism in the country. "Every decent person in Hungary has condemned the book burning that took place in Miskolc on November 9," said László L. Simon, a Fidesz politician and chair of Parliament’s Cultural and Press Committee.

NEWS WATCH: Hungary’s Ruling Party Condemns Far-Right Antisemitism


By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife reporting from Budapest, Hungary
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BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- Hungary's ruling Fidesz party on Tuesday, October 15, condemned a legislator of the influential far-right opposition for using "anti-Semitic rhetoric" in relation to the upcoming Holocaust Memorial Year.

NEWS WATCH: Hungary Launches Crackdown On Homeless


By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife reporting from Budapest, Hungary

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BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- Hungary has launched a crackdown on its many homeless people, with thousands facing imminent detention under a new controversial law. The measures come as homeless Hungarians wake up after sleeping near a garbage dump, hidden between the bushes, somewhere in Budapest.

Concerns Over ‘Religious Discrimination’ In Hungary’s New Constitution


By BosNewsLife News Center in Budapest with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos

voa_bos_hungary_protest_300_eng_14jan11BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- Smaller evangelical churches and other faith groups faced more uncertainty Monday, September 23, after Hungary's parliament adopted amendments to a controversial constitution.

NEWS ALERT: Lists Of Jews Compiled At Hungary’s Largest University


By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife reporting from Budapest, Hungary

ELTE-University-of-Law (1)BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- There was an outcry in Hungary on Wednesday, February 20, over revelations that the country's largest university has been involved in compiling lists of presumed Jewish students amid growing anti-Semitism in this nation of some 10 million people.

News Agency Fears ‘Hungary Government Threats’ To Websites


By BosNewsLife News Center in Budapest, Hungary

BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- Budapest-based online news agency BosNewsLife expressed concern Thursday, October 18, about newly formulated “threats” by Hungary's government to block websites accused of 'crimes against the state' and 'illegal content.'