Award Given to Writer Fined for Racism Sparks Furor in Hungary

  • Journalist has been censured for remarks against Roma, Jews
  • More than 50 recipients of same honor return their awards

Viktor Orban.

Photographer: Akos Stiller/Bloomberg

More than 50 laureates of one of Hungary’s highest honors have returned their awards after Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s government decorated a journalist who’s been repeatedly censured for inciting hatred against refugees, Jews and the Roma.

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