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DI in the Press

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

Barbara Grabowska-Moroz at the European Court of Human Rights

Five Polish lawyers and activists, including our Post-doctoral Fellow Barbara Grabowska-Moroz brought the case of wiretapping and mass data collection by Polish security agencies to the European Court of Human Rights.

Peter Rado on the Hungarian Education System

“It would take at least 16 years to get Hungarian education back to where it was in 2009,” our Research Affiliate Peter Rado said in an interview with

Dimitry Kochenov on Nationality-based Visa Bans

Dimitry Kochenov, lead researcher of our Rule of Law Workgroup, gave an interview to Prague-based Current Time TV, arguing that flan nationality-based visa bans in Europe would be illegal under EU law.

Andrea Peto on Women in Higher Education

“I wonder how parents of girls will feel about their children's life chances being determined by the state again,” our Research Affiliate Andrea Peto said to

Sarah Ganty Quoted in The New York Times

The article covering the European debate about the proposed visa ban for Russian tourists quotes our Research Affiliate Sarah Ganty.

Dimitry Kochenov and Sarah Ganty Contribute to Meduza Article

The independent Russian news site, Meduza, published a longread on the proposed Schengen visa ban for Russian citizens. Our Rule of Law Workgroup’s lead researcher Dimitry Kochenov and Research Affiliate Sarah Ganty contributed to the article.

Levente Littvay on Contending with and Measuring Populism

“Populist attitudes have four dimensions, the three that were theoretically sound—people-centrism, anti-elitism, and a Manichean worldview—plus authoritarianism,” our Research Affiliate Levente Littvay said in an interview with

Dorottya Redai on Sex Education and Child Protection in Hungary

No child is protected from violence at school or domestic abuse by the so-called child protection law in Hungary our Research Affiliate Dorottya Redai argues in a video with

Julia Sonnevend on Politicians’ Charm

In the 20th century, politicians’ charm was based on distance, while today, they are trying to construct an image of being “one of us,” our Research Affiliate Julia Sonnevend said as the guest in Friderikusz Podcast, a Hungarian show.

Peter Rado on the Hungarian Education System

The self-destructive education policy goes on, our Research Affiliate Peter Rado writes in his article on