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Monday, April 09, 2018 Gabriella Horn

Parászka BorókaBoróka Parászka's speech at the European Press Prize Award ceremony at Blinken OSA on March 14, 2018.

Kondicionált pánik

Thursday, April 05, 2018 Rév István

Pszichológia a kormánypárti torz kampányban

Rév István írása a Magyar Narancs hetilap 2018. április 5-i számában.

"We have a dominating fake media, sustained by the government from taxpayer money"

Thursday, March 22, 2018 Gabriella Horn

Miklós Haraszti's keynote speech at the European Press Prize Award ceremony at Blinken OSA on March 14 2018. 

Miklos Haraszti is a journalist, human rights promoter, a visiting professor at Central European University,  Director of Research on Human Rights at the Center for European Neighborhood Studies, and Reseach Fellow  at the Center for Media, Data and Society. As a member of Hungary's parliament in the 1990s, he authored the country's first laws on press freedom. From 2004 to 2010, he directed the media freedom watchdog institution of the 56-nation Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE). Recently, he headed the OSCE's observation missions for elections in the U.S. and in Kazakhstan. He has taught at several universities, including Bard College, Northwestern University, and the New School. In the past two years, he gave courses on global press freedom issues at Columbia University.

Blinken OSA Gave Good Person of the Year Awards/ Átadtuk az Év Jó Embere-díjakat

Monday, February 19, 2018 Gabriella Horn

At the end of the year, as part of our efforts to make a difference in our smaller (or larger) community, Blinken OSA traditionally organizes charity actions. Last year, however, instead of donations, we collected stories: positive stories about inspiring people.

The Early Years of Central European University in Prague: A Book Review

Thursday, January 25, 2018

The early years of Central European University are in the focus of a Czech language book by Tereza Pospíšilová, now available in OSA's Library (Středoevropská univerzita v Praze a česká sociologie. Studie transnacionální filantropie. Sociologické nakladatelství, Praha, 2017).

The Touch of the Cold War: The Free Europe Committee Encrypted Telex Communication

Friday, January 05, 2018 Anna Nakai

After the fall of the communist regimes in Central and Eastern Europe, many archival materials were made available for researchers of the region. The impact of this “archival revolution” has not yet been completely measurable, as there are many documents  still waiting to be processed, to be made public, and interpreted by experts of various fields. Our new curated collection, “The Free Europe Committee Enxrypted Telex Communication" is made up of such “undiscovered” documents from Blinken OSA's holdings.

Behind the Scenes in Blinken OSA: the Bulgarian Recordings

Friday, December 15, 2017 Gabriella Horn

The Hoover Institution’s Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty Historical Recording Description Project (HRDP) is an initiative to produce English-language content summaries for digitized radio broadcasts from RFE/RL collections. The radio broadcasts are over 33 languages and dialects.

Celebrating IHF and its former Chairman, Karl von Schwarzenberg

Monday, December 11, 2017 Csaba Szilágyi

In 2017, the International Human Rights Day is marked by two anniversaries connected to the history of what was once Europe’s foremost human rights watchdog, the International Helsinki Federation for Human Rights (IHF): its unfortunate closure in 2007 and the 80th birthday of its long-time Chairman, Karl von Schwarzenberg.

Tízéves a 20. Század Hangja Archívum és Kutatóműhely – Konferencia

Thursday, November 23, 2017 Gabriella Horn

2017-ben ünnepli tizedik születésnapját 20. Század Hangja Archívum és Kutatóműhely, mely a Magyar Tudományos Akadémia Társadalomtudományi Kutatóközpontjának Szociológiai Intézetében működik, és melynek létrejötte a Vera és Donald Blinken Nyílt Társadalom Archívum (OSA) technikai, tudás- és intézményi támogatásával történt. A műhely közismert magyar társadalomkutatók által felajánlott interjúk, és egyéb dokumentumok másolatait gyűjti, digitalizálja.

Courses Taught by Blinken OSA Staff to CEU Students

Tuesday, November 07, 2017 Gabriella Horn

In each academic year Blinken OSA – in co-operation with the departments of History and Legal Studies – offers postgraduate academic courses to Central European University students. The regular courses seek to address a broad spectrum of archival matters concerning the historian’s craft, documentary works, or legal and cinematic documentary practices related to human rights. Some of them require an active, hands-on approach to materials curated by Blinken OSA.