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DI in the Press

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

Vera Messing and Zsuzsanna Arendas on the Hungarian Education System

“The rigidity of the Hungarian education system can be a very strong barrier to migration motivation,” our Research Fellow Vera Messing said to Qubit. It is based on "nerdification, uniformization," our Research Fellow Zsuzsanna Arendas added.

Eva Bognar on Trust, Propaganda and News Avoidance

Our Senior Program Officer and Researcher Eva Bognar was interviewed on Klubradio's evening news program about the Reuters Institute Digital News Report 2022.

Andrea Peto on the Battle Over Higher Education

Gender studies scholars have long warned that an attack on their subject is just the beginning of a broader attack on democracy,” our Research Affiliate Andrea Peto said in an interview with Green European Journal.

Balint Magyar on Putin and Orban

“Putin's and Orban's regimes are almost identical, both are post-communist mafia states,” our Senior Research Fellow Balint Magyar said in an interview with ARD.

How Do Hungarian Politicians Reach Their Voters?

Television is still the main source of political information for Hungarians, our Research Affiliate Zsolt Enyedi and Andrea Szabo write in their fifth article on, analyzing the results of a survey commissioned by the CEU Democracy Institute.

Eva Bognar on Why Many Turn Away from News

This year's Reuters Institute Digital News Report provides evidence that much of the public is turning away from important stories such as the pandemic, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, and the cost-of-living crisis. Eva Bognar, Senior Program Officer and Researcher of our Center for Media, Data and Society wrote the chapter on Hungary.

Hungary Is the Most Right-Wing Nation in Europe

In their fourth article on our Research Affiliate Zsolt Enyedi and Andrea Szabo analyzed the ideological environment of the Hungarian elections, based on a survey by Zavecz Research commissioned by the CEU Democracy Institute.

Anna Wojcik on the EU’s Approval of Poland’s Recovery Funds

“Granting the Polish government more leeway and time over this process is an unnecessary concession,” our Research Affiliate Anna Wojcik said to The Guardian.

Andrea Peto on Wartime Violence Against Women

Wartime rape is about making victims and their husbands, fathers and siblings feel the shame of powerlessness, our Research Affiliate Andrea Peto said in an interview with

Laurent Pech and Anna Wojcik Quoted by The New York Times

Systemic issues remain unaddressed, our Senior Research Fellow Laurent Pech said to New York Times. “The situation of [Polish] judges remains very difficult,” our Research Affiliate Anna Wojcik added.