Josef hírek

2012.01.21. 20:01

Hungary free, but poses greatest problem in region, says FH

Washington, January 19 (MTI) - Hungary has retained its "free" rating, however, it poses "the most serious problem in Central Europe", US-based human rights watchdog Freedom House said in its annual report released on Thursday.

Washington, January 19 (MTI) - Hungary has retained its "free" rating, however, it poses "the most serious problem in Central Europe", US-based human rights watchdog Freedom House said in its annual report released on Thursday.

On a scale of 1 to 7, Hungary was given 1, the top score, for political rights, but it has slipped to 2 in the civil freedom rights category. Authors of the report justified the downgrade by contested constitutional and legal changes, which are "widely seen as threats to press freedom, judicial independence, and political pluralism".

 

According to the report, Hungary, similarly to Ukraine, South Africa and Turkey, was regarded as an "important success story" for democratic development until recently, but "now, increasingly, the democratic credentials of each [country] is coming under question".

 

In FH s rating system, countries are considered "free" in the 1-2.5 range. According to the watchdog, free countries have an open political competition, civil freedom rights are respected there, civil society is active and the media is independent.

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