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The leadership in Warsaw has gone well beyond the antidemocratic playbook pioneered by Viktor Orbán’s Hungary, brazenly fracturing the rule of law and threatening European integrity.
The Hungarian government released an offensive nationwide television and billboard advertising campaign vilifying civil society organizations.
Freedom House issued a statement on Hungary's new "foreign agents" law, which aims to suppress civil society and silence dissent.
Governments that choose the path of media repression often pass by familiar landmarks as they descend into authoritarian rule.