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03.10.2015

Photos and video from the Budapest Peace Sign

Photos and video from the Budapest Peace Sign

Moving video and photos from the peace sign formed on the 2nd of October to mark the International day of Nonviolence. Video images: Tamas Csefko, Balazs Szigeti, Editing: Tamas Csefko… »

03.10.2015

500 torches mark the International day of Nonviolence in Budapest

500 torches mark the International day of Nonviolence in Budapest

500 people gathered in Budapest’s Heroes Square on Friday evening, 2nd of October, to mark the International Day of Nonviolence. Organised by different communities of Silo’s Message in the city, mostly through a campaign on Facebook, people came together to form a symbol for ‘peace, nonviolence, compassion and reconciliation.’ The… »

12.09.2015

Budapest concert as part of European Day of Action for Refugees

Budapest concert as part of European Day of Action for Refugees

Hundreds of Hungarians turned out in Budapest today at Keleti train station – the scene of terrible images in recent days when thousands of refugees were refused access to trains despite having paid for tickets – in order to take part in a festive and joyful concert celebrating cultural diversity… »

07.09.2015

Impressions of Budapest train station

Impressions of Budapest train station

Pictures taken by our photographer Anita Szeicz at the 4th of september 2015, Keleti station in Budapest, three hours before the first bus left Budapest towards Vienna. »

14.07.2015

Hungarians protest against plans for a wall of shame on their Serbian border

Hungarians protest against plans for a wall of shame on their Serbian border

The right-wing Fidesz government, led by Prime Minister, Viktor Orbán, last week passed legislation approving the construction of a 4 m high and 155km long fence along the border with their southern neighbour, Serbia, despite objections raised by opposition MPs, civil society and the Serbian government. Orbán believes that a… »

12.07.2015

20 years of Budapest Pride

20 years of Budapest Pride

The police were out in force yesterday in the centre of Budapest to ensure that the annual pride march took place without anyone being violently attacked.  The theme this year was acceptance and equal rights because Hungary is a few steps behind the world’s leading countries in LGBT rights, such… »

10.07.2015

The humanitarian miracle in Hungary’s train stations

The humanitarian miracle in Hungary’s train stations

Migration to Europe is a phenomenon increasingly in the news: boats are capsizing in the Mediterranean, migrants have brought the Channel Tunnel to a halt, walls are being proposed to divide nations, and essentially Europe is unable to give a coherent response to the situation. Bloody conflicts in Afghanistan, the… »

18.06.2015

Hungarian government manifests its xenophobia: but only to other Hungarians

Hungarian government manifests its xenophobia: but only to other Hungarians

This central European country, famous for goulash, the world’s best footballer of the 1950s – Ferenc Puskas, the biro pen and the rubik cube, among other things, is making headlines these days for more unpleasant reasons. Ever since the country turned sharply to the political right in 2010 following scandals… »

15.06.2015

RT interview about Nato troop deployments in Eastern Europe

RT interview about Nato troop deployments in Eastern Europe

Our partner agency, RT.com, requested an interview with Pressenza last night regarding the deployment of Nato troops in Europe reported in the New York Times. Here are the written questions and answers we prepared for the live interview.  The live interview varies from the written one. RT.com:… »

27.05.2015

Park of study and reflection inaugurated in Hungary

Park of study and reflection inaugurated in Hungary

On the 22nd and 23rd of May 2015 more than 500 people gathered from all over the world to witness the official inauguration of the gate, hall and stele of Mikebuda Park of Study and Reflection in Hungary.  The small village of Mikebuda is 10 kilometres from the nearby town… »

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