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Hungary's theater & film college protests a loss of autonomy


September 6, 2020

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Thousands of students, faculty and supporters of Hungary's University of Theater and Film Arts formed a human chain Sunday between their institution and parliament to protest government steps seen diminishing its autonomy.

Those at the protest passed from hand to hand a document declaring the school's principles and goals, which was to be presented to lawmakers.

In the past few years, Prime Minister Viktor Orban's nationalist, conservative government has transferred several key universities to private foundations ruled by boards of directors loyal to the governm...

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