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This is what Atlatszo reported last week

Managed democracy at college controlled by foundation of PM’s eldest

Budapest university ELTE seems to be playing favorites with JÖSZ, a college for advanced studies founded by Gáspár Orbán and his friends. A foundation of the PM’s eldest also recently received a donation in the value of 170 000 euros to help JÖSZ rent a building at a top Budapest location from ELTE. Antal Rogán’s ministry was the original source of the cash, which was channelled through another foundation, BLA. Szakkollégium colleges are supposed to be based on the principles of self-governance and democracy, but JÖSZ seems to falter especially in these respects.

4100 barrels of radioactive waste to be transported across the country for final disposal

Low- and medium-intensity radioactive waste is planned to be transported from Püspökszilágy to Bátaapáti for final disposal. Although last December the head of the National Radioactive Waste Repository site only mentioned 400-500 barrels of radioactive waste at a partnership meeting, the environmental permit of the Baranya County Government Office already lists 4 100 200-litre barrels, totalling 820 m³ of radioactive waste.

Investigating and explaining the pandemic – Atlatszo publishes 2020 Annual Report

Investigative reporting on Covid-19 was in high demand in 2020 since most of the Hungarian press did not cover the pressing issues during the lockdown. We have learned if you have enough courage to report on problems during a crisis your audience will reward you. The  Covid-19-tracker ‘Koronamonitor’ was by far the most successful data journalism feature we ever did. This made us realise that data journalism can be very important to our work. Prior to this, we saw data journalism as a ‘nice to have’ add-on feature but not a necessity. This was the first case where data journalists played a central role in Átlátszó and were the most important element of our coronavirus content.

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This is what is going on in Hungary

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EUObserver: Hungary gags EU ministers on China
EU countries have shelved plans to issue a statement of moral support for pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong, due to Hungary's veto.

DW: Hungary's Viktor Orban seeks to control universities
A new law increases the government's control over the institutions. At the same time, a planned Chinese campus is causing an uproar.
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