June 15th, 2017

Aljazeera: “We will not be intimidated by Hungary’s NGO law” – opinion

On the face of it, the Law on the transparency of organisations funded from abroad carried by the Hungarian parliament today with a comfortable government majority might look fairly benign. The title of the law suggests it is aimed at increasing transparency, while authorities claim it is important in the fight against money laundering and international terrorism.

But when examined more closely, this veneer of respectability quickly falls away. In effect, the law is a thinly disguised attempt to stigmatise non-governmental organisations that receive foreign funding and hamper their vital work.

Source: We will not be intimidated by Hungary’s NGO law

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