The Prime Minister of Hungary, who thrives on conflict, has consolidated power in his own country. Now he is turning his attention to the E.U.
A new kind of authoritarianism is taking root in Europe — and there are warning signs for America.
Democracies can fall many ways: military coups, assassinations, mass protests. But what does it look like when a democracy quietly backslides into autocracy?
Illustrator George Butler captures the fraught lives of Syrian refugees on the run—with nowhere to go.
Hungary's Victor Orbán is taking Fortress Europe to new extremes.
Under Hungary's controversial hard-line anti-immigrants regulations all asylum seekers are locked up.
On the 2014 campaign trail in Miskolc, Hungary, where politicians who fought for the poor Roma community were poor themselves.
Could understanding the failure of the 1938 Evian Conference help Europe do the right thing today?
Images by Jeneen Interlandi depict life in two Roma settlements in Hungary where residents live with what looks like deep rural poverty: no indoor plumbing, no reliable electricity, no reliable heat.
A profile of Marianna Pongo, an artist and writer who lives in Gusev, a Roma settlement in Nyiregyhaza that is blighted by poverty and struggling against segregation.
Photographs from the Vigtelep settlement in Miskolc, Hungary, where residents are facing eviction.
The Roma Holocaust, known as the Porajmos, claimed hundreds of thousands of lives during WWII. The atrocity against the Roma people was not formally recognized until 1982.
Hungary's democracy is on the brink of total collapse. How could this happen in an advanced European nation? And what does Hungary's crisis mean for the future of democracy globally?
A string of courtroom victories have promised to bring an end to school segregation for Roma students. But implementing those legal decisions has proven as difficult as changing cultural attitudes.
Europe’s economic crisis has become intertwined with disturbing anti-democratic trends and the rise of extremist politics. Bill Wheeler looks at the fallout in Hungary and Greece.
Poorly regulated mining and refining facilities are causing enormous devastation, while corporate interests are pushing ever harder to exploit the untapped mineral resources of the continent.
The truth about Hungary: How a country that used to be a poster child for a successful transition to democracy collapsed into a new kind of authoritarianism.
Yigal Schleifer explores the European political sphere after the Cold War and examines the struggle for democratization in three countries: Hungary, Ukraine and Turkey.
Journalist Jeneen Interlandi travels to Hungary to report on prejudice towards the Roma, desegregation efforts and the potential for psychological interventions.
This week: accounts from fathers and sons affected by the conflict in Yemen, threats to Hungary's democracy, and Israel's new policy forcing migrants to take desperate measures.
Artist George Butler takes over the Pulitzer Center Instagram account with his evocative illustrations of the refugee crisis.
Photographs from the “Numbered Streets” settlement in Hungary, where residents are facing forced relocation.
Can mapping neural pathways help us make friends with our enemies?
Dimiter Kenarov and Nadia Shira Cohen's Pulitzer Center project "Toxic Europe" is highlighted on the Nieman Reports home page.
This is a painting lesson that combines Pablo Picasso's famous 1937 Guernica with current day issues presented from The Pulitzer Center.
This is a painting lesson that combines Pablo Picasso's famous 1937 "Guernica" with current day issues presented by the Pulitzer Center.
This is a painting lesson that combines Pablo Picasso's famous 1937 Guernica with current day issues presented by the Pulitzer Center.
This lesson plan outlines a project that allows students the opportunity to connect with a contemporary crisis somewhere in the world.