Within less than two weeks, fluttering red and white tape has become a symbol of resistance, hanging from street lamps, bicycle handlebars and house entrances; it is everywhere these days in the Hungarian capital. It is the kind of tape that has, since September 1, blocked the entrance to the renowned University of Theater and Film Arts (SZFE) in Budapest.
The students have occupied the building, protesting against their new university management, which is a foundation whose members are close to Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s government. Chairman Attila Vidnyanszky, who is also director of the Budapest National Theater, is in fact considered to be a close Orban confidant. He has repeatedly said he wants to make the university more “national” and “Christian.” […]
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The conflict over the University of Theater and Film Arts is the result of a “culture war” that has been raging for years in Hungary. The right-wing national Fidesz government . […]
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