On 9th of September, exactly one month after the first protests started in Belarus against the unfair elections, the Belarusian community in Budapest organised a demonstration in front of the parliament to support those who fight against police brutality and autocracy in their country. Watch this short video report we produced at the event!
As we reported earlier, the Hungarian government made efforts to water down the EU’s response to the political crisis in Belarus. Prime Minister Orban had a meeting with president Lukashenko earlier this year where they demonstrated their joint defiance against Western criticism. The Hungarian national television broadcasted a report downplaying the opposition demonstrations and presenting the agenda of president Lukashenko.
Filming and editing: Istvan Gabor Takacs
Reporter: Peter Sarosi
Executive Director of the Rights Reporter Foundation.
He is a historian, a human rights activist and drug policy expert, the founder and editor of the Drugreporter website since 2004, a documentary film maker and blogger. He has been working for the Hungarian Civil Liberties Union (HCLU) for more than 10 years. Now he leads the Rights Reporter Foundation.