New research shows how recent laws have slowly eroded the role of nongovernmental agencies all over the world . Experts have said that these actions threaten democracy in countries where institutions have already become weak. See where and how laws like these have had their biggest impact.
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has called for larger Hungarian families to combat the country's low birth rate and shrinking labor force. In exchange, he's willing to provide financial benefits and programs for women like loan expansion programs, subsidies for cars, and no required income tax for women with four or more children.
Since Viktor Orbán returned to power in 2010, the media in Hungary has been consolidated by the government and friends of the government. Independent voices that remain are struggling to fund their journalism.
Viktor Orbán rose to power on an anti-migrant platform and has severely limited refugee resettlement in the country. But for refugees who have made it and for the NGOs helping migrants, today's Hungary is an uncomfortable place.
In the last nine years, Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has created a repressive and increasingly authoritarian state, operating under a pretense of democracy. In recent weeks the political situation has become volatile.
2018 saw populist political movements drive leadership crises in France, Germany and the UK. The World asks Francis Fukuyama, author of "The End of History," to focus on identity politics and ginned up divisions in those countries and here in the US.
"The museum concept clearly avoids addressing the role and responsibility of... Hungarian leaders of that era for the plight of the nation's Jews, and their eventual abandonment to the hands of Nazi Germany," Robert Rozett, Director of the Yad Vashem Libraries, said in a statement last month.
Super Bowl XLV is fast approaching. The Green Bay Packers and Pittsburgh Steelers kick off in Dallas early Sunday evening. That's already around midnight in the Central European country we're looking for.
For today's Geo Quiz, we were looking for the name of Europe's second-longest river. The answer is the Danube. That grand waterway flows through Hungary's capital, Budapest. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with the BBC's Nick Thorpe about an anti-graffiti effort in Budapest.
Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with the BBC's Nick Thorpe in Budapest, Hungary, where some people are still shivering from a lack of heat. The natural gas dispute between Russia and Ukraine is to blame. The dispute apparently ended today, only to start again. We also hear how people are coping with the cold in Bulgaria and Bosnia.
For our Geo Quiz, we were looking for a city in Hungary that held a special picnic 20 years ago today, one that helped tear a hole in the Iron Curtain. The answer is Sopran . The World's Carol Hills tells the story.
Before the Berlin Wall fell in November 1989, Hungary tore down its barbed wire. Hungary's prime minister didn't ask permission in Moscow. He just told Soviet President Gorbachev it was a done deal.The World's Laura Lynch went back to Western Hungary.
For some living in what was once the Eastern Bloc, the last twenty years have brought freedom but also hardship especially for the youngest generation who have grown up without Communism. Laura Lynch has the story.
Stop motion animation has been around a long time, but it goes in and out of fashion. But we want go back to the very earliest days of this animation technique. Marco Werman has the story of George Pal, a Hungarian-born pioneer of stop-motion animation.