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Jerusalem bureau chief for the @NYTimes. UK foreign correspondent of the year, a while ago. Author of 2 books, one on refugees, another on Danes
Jun 5, 2018 7 tweets 3 min read
Having consolidated power at home, Viktor #Orban's proxies are now shoring up his allies across Central and Eastern Europe — by buying up or founding right-wing media outlets. My latest article… One beneficiary has been Janez Jansa, the right-wing nationalist whose party won the Slovenian elections on Sunday. If Jansa manages to form a coalition govt, #Orban would have another strong ally at the EU council
Mar 28, 2018 10 tweets 4 min read
Last month I wrote about Viktor #Orban's assault on the hardware of #Hungary's democracy — its constitution, electoral system and judiciary. Here's the follow-up piece on how he's also gone after its "software" — culture, civil society, and education… You can see it in the little changes to the textbooks