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DI in the Press

Researchers of the CEU Democracy Institute are often interviewed by the press. Find their quotes below.

Andrea Peto on the Hungarian Family Policy

“There is a kind of emotional blackmailing that women should produce more children,” our Research Affiliate Andrea Peto said in BBC World Service’s The Inquiry.  

Petra Bard on the EU’s Rule of Law Report

“The Rule of Law report draws a very devastating picture about Poland and Hungary,” our Research Affiliate Petra Bard said in a live interview with Al Jazeera.

Marius Dragomir on the Pegasus Scandal

The Pegasus investigation “shows us the extent to which governments break the law and interfere with journalists’ work,” Marius Dragomir, Director of our Center for Media, Data and Society said to Euractiv.

Eva Bognar Interviewed About Trust in the Media

The COVID-19 pandemic increased trust in media worldwide but not so much in Hungary, Eva Bognar, Senior Program Officer and Researcher of the CEU Democracy Institute’s Center for Media, Data and Society said in an interview on the radio program of Media1 on Spirit FM.

Andrea Peto on Academic Freedom in Hungary

“The illiberal transformation supports anti-intellectualism, the shift from the elite to loyal commissars who carry out the orders they receive,” our Research Affiliate Andrea Peto said to Brazilian daily Estadao.

“You Cannot Defend Liberal Democracy by Having Laws Against Foreign Interference”

Is Fudan University really a Trojan horse? How does the campus, planned in Budapest, fit into the context of global higher education and geopolitics? The latest roundtable discussion organized by the CEU Democracy Institute and the China in Europe Research Network explored questions around the Chinese university’s planned and widely debated Hungarian branch.

Marius Dragomir on Media in Slovakia

Media Influence Matrix, the research project of CEU Democracy Institute’s Center for Media, Data and Society was featured in Balkan Insight.

Andras Bozoki on the New Anti-LGBTQ Legislation in Hungary

"The law takes Russia and Poland as an example," our Research Affiliate Andras Bozoki said to Deutsche Welle about the new anti-LGBTQ legislation in Hungary.

HVG Reviews Book of Balint Magyar and Balint Madlovics

HVG, the most trusted Hungarian newspaper, published in its print version a review about The Anatomy of Post-Communist Regimes, the book of our Senior Research Fellow Balint Magyar and Junior Research Fellow Balint Madlovics.

Eva Fodor on Populism and Academic Freedom in Hungary

“It's about people who represent very specific values: national pride, a focus on the local and the strengthening of Hungarian identity,” Belgian newspaper De Morgen quotes our Co-Director, Eva Fodor.