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Posts tagged ‘Jobbik’

Today: Jobbik anti-semitism?

yesterday morning (saturday 7th), 7.51-7.57am, on bbc radio 4
today (presented by martha kearney) includes …

Anti-semitism in Jobbik?

including interviews with …
marton gyongyosi, jobbik foreign affairs spokesman
• historian victor sebestyen
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Csanad Szegedi

this afternoon (thursday 7th), 5.20-5.30pm, on bbc world service radio (freeview channel 710 or 107)
the anti-semite’s secret (in the the essential series)

From our own correspondent: A special essay from our Budapest correspondent Nick Thorpe: the extraordinary story of Csanad Szegedi.
Once he was a far-right Hungarian nationalist – the deputy leader of the Jobbik party. He shared its views and its anti-minority rhetoric.
But three years ago he uncovered some family secrets, delved into the past and found out he was, in fact, Jewish himself.
Where has this left his political thinking – and his approach to life? Nick Thorpe accompanies him on a school speaking tour to find out.”

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Csanad Szegedi

yesterday morning (saturday 2nd), 11.34-11.39am, on bbc radio 4
from our own correspondent (presented by kate adie) includes …

“The double life of Csanad Szegedi, a far-right Hungarian politician who was both an anti-Semite and a Jew.”

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Newshour: Jobbik

this evening (thursday 9th), 9.19-9.26pm, on bbc world service radio (freeview channel 710 or 107)
newshour (presented by rebecca kesby) includes …

Tim Franks reports on the rise of the ultra-nationalist party Jobbik

including interviews with …
márton gyöngyösi, deputy parliamentary leader of jobbik

(0:17:36) “It’s a very unusual event, when the World Jewish Congress holds its Annual Conference outside of Israel where it should belong but it comes to Hungary. I mean, I cannot see it in anything else than sheer provocation.”

rabbi ferenc raj, from the jewish community centre in budapest (more…)

Ivan Fischer: Hungary’s crusading conductor

this afternoon (monday 17th), 1.45-2.00pm on bbc radio 4:
hungary’s crusading conductor (episode 1 of 5 of europe’s trouble-makers)

“In Hungary, Lucy Ash meets Ivan Fischer – the conductor and composer who is holding up a mirror to Hungarian society and using culture to expose growing racial intolerance.
The success of the extreme right wing party Jobbik in the 2010 elections prompted him to write an opera denouncing anti-Semitism. (more…)

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