Magyar Demokrata

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Magyar Demokrata
Editor András Bencsik
Categories Cultural magazine
Frequency Weekly
Country Hungary
Based in Budapest
Language Hungarian

Magyar Demokrata (Hungarian Democrat in English)[1] is a weekly magazine published in Budapest, Hungary.

History and profile[edit]

Magyar Demokrata is published on a weekly basis and has its headquarters in Budapest.[2] The magazine has a right wing conservative political leaning and is run by András Bencsik who is the editor.[3][4] The weekly is described by Krisztián Ungváry as a far-right publication[5] and by János Salamon as a neo-Nazi or neo-Arrow Cross magazine.[6] The magazine is also regarded as part of conservative media which appeared in the country in 2010.[7]

Magyar Demokrata, a social-criticism and cultural magazine, features anti-Israel, anti-Semitic and pro-Nazi articles, according to the Heinrich Böll Stiftung and the United States Department of State.[1][8][9] However, the weekly claims that anti-Semitism does not exist in Hungary and that it is “a political weapon used by liberals and leftists."[10]

Péter Csermely is one of the former editors of Magyar Demokrata.[11]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Understanding Hungary Heinrich Böll Stiftung. 18 May 2012. Retrieved 8 December 2013.
  2. ^ Hungary Worldpress. Retrieved 8 December 2013.
  3. ^ Hungary's Echo TV Cancels Right-Wing Presenters' TV Show XpatLoop. 20 April 2012. Retrieved 8 December 2013.
  4. ^ Magyar Demokrata Budapost. Retrieved 8 December 2013.
  5. ^ Krisztián Ungváry. (5 February 2012). Turanism: The ‘new’ ideology of the far right The Budapest Times. Retrieved 8 December 2013.
  6. ^ "Does a civil-war mentality exist in Hungary?". Eurozine. 30 August 2007. Retrieved 9 December 2013. 
  7. ^ Daiva Repeckaite. "Independent Journalism under Increasing Threat in Hungary". Equal Times. Retrieved 11 October 2014. 
  8. ^ Paul Lendvai (2012). Hungary: Between Democracy and Authoritarianism. Hurst Publishers. p. 189. ISBN 978-1-84904-196-6. Retrieved 8 December 2013. 
  9. ^ "2010 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Hungary". United States Department of State. 8 April 2011. Retrieved 9 December 2013. 
  10. ^ László Molnár (1 November 2010). "Anti-Semitism in Hungary". Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs. Retrieved 8 December 2013. 
  11. ^ Randolph L. Braham. "Assault on Historical Memory: Hungarian Nationalists and the Holocaust" (PDF). USHMM. Retrieved 8 December 2013.