Hungary is insisting it's taking a firm stand against rising anti-Semitism in the country but questions remain over a perceived lack of commitment by its government. At a meeting in Budapest, the World Jewish Congress called on Hungary to take immediate and decisive action against extremism in the country on Tuesday.
Viktor Orban has considered his party's political majority not as a responsibility, but as an opportunity to consolidate his party's grip on the state, media and judiciary. International and European institutions, civil society and human rights organisations, opposition parties, and even the United States, have closely scrutinised and criticised the gradual 'Orbanization' of Hungary.
The Victorians gave us the kind of Christmas we know today, reviving the tradition of carol singing, borrowing the practice of card giving from St. Va...
The question of the Romani people in France remains a highly charged issue, be it played out on the streets of Paris or in the chambers of the Assemblée Nationale. What will soon be realised by both is that Sarkozy's deportation of the Romani population may well be breaking international human rights laws, even as it fails to reach its political aim.
We want to see a future in which everyone can have safe and reliable access to cyberspace, without fear that they will be targeted by criminals, in which are able to use new technologies to spur economic growth in developing countries, to narrow the digital divide, to give our citizens greater choice, to find new ways of addressing conflicts and to root out and prevent grotesque human rights abuses.