Hungary's prime minister Viktor Orbán, who has suppressed civil liberties and intimidated media and corporate critics, will address the Conservative Political Action Conference in Dallas.
The move has to be adopted unanimously, and Hungary — with a state oil company dependent on Russian imports and a populist leader friendlier toward Putin than most — has refused to go along.
The prime minister declared victory in the national elections, claiming a mandate for another term as a partial vote count predicted a strong lead for his right-wing party.
The Artistic Freedom Initiative contends that consolidated state power under right-wing Prime Minister Viktor Orbán and artists' self-censorship has led to an "existential crisis."
The embrace of those fleeing the Russian invasion is far different from the cold shoulder refugees from the Middle East and Africa have received. Race, culture and politics are all part of the story.
Africans and South Asians studying and working in Ukraine have had added difficulty leaving the country because of discriminatory treatment by local authorities.
White European translators have hesitated to work on Gorman's poetry because of criticism that their race makes them inappropriate for the job. In Hungary, a marginalized community steps up.
People of the former Soviet bloc rejoiced when the Iron Curtain fell and embraced membership in the European Union. Hungary is an example of a growing culture clash in the conservative East.
Hungary is banning LGBTQ content from classrooms and media that reaches minors. Not if these educators can help it.
Taking Klubradio off the air was the latest blow to press freedom in a country where the right-wing populist leadership and its allies have increased control and influence over the media.