Research Director, Europe & Eurasia
Zselyke Csaky is the Research Director for Europe and Eurasia and works on Nations in Transit, Freedom House’s annual survey of democracy from Central Europe to Central Asia.
Csaky has written extensively on democratic governance in Central Europe and the Balkans and co-hosts In Between Europe, a podcast focusing on the region. Her comments and writings have appeared in Foreign Policy, Politico Europe, the Wall Street Journal, BBC World News, and Al Jazeera, among others. Prior to joining Freedom House, she served as researcher at Amnesty International, the International Service for Human Rights, and the European Parliament.
With LGBT community, Poland's ruling party picks wrong fight | Politico Europe — August 5, 2019
Hungary and Serbia have found new ways to smother the media | The Washington Post — June 5, 2019
Why Demands for a Free Press Are Front and Center in Serbia’s Protests | World Politics Review — March 18, 2019
Orban’s Consolidation of Hungary’s News Media Harkens Back to the Communist Era | World Politics Review — December 18, 2018
The End of Viktor Orban's Peacock Dance | Foreign Policy — September 12, 2018
Romania's attack on the rule of law is personal, not ideological. The consequences are the same | Emerging Europe — September 5, 2018
Viktor Orban is Just Getting Started | Foreign Policy — April 12, 2018
It's Time to Play Hardball with Poland | Foreign Policy — March 14, 2018
Media in Central Europe: From Political Tool to the New Enemy | Visegrad Insight — November 27, 2017
Time for Brussels to Go Nuclear on Warsaw | Politico Europe — September 25, 2017
How Orban Redrew Hungary's Media Map to Solidify his Power | World Politics Review — March 7, 2017