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The Open Society Foundations Take Measures to Protect Employees in Hungary

Publicly listing and labeling individuals as “enemies of the people” recalls the darkest times of Hungarian history—doing this to senior academics and to human rights defenders marks a new low in the ongoing effort to silence open debate in Hungary.

After this shameful list was published in the Hungarian weekly magazine Figyelő, the Open Society Foundations removed all names and contact details of our Budapest employees from our website, reflecting our concerns over the security of our staff.

We will continue to support the work of Hungarian NGOs; we salute their courage and commitment to the values of tolerance and freedom at this most difficult time.

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