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20th Jan 2017

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US museum condemns Hungary award for 'racist' journalist

The US Holocaust Museum Tuesday condemned the Hungarian government for granting a prestigious state award, the Order of Merit, to journalist Zsolt Bayer. Bayer, a member of the ruling Fidesz party "has a long record of racist speech and has written highly provocative anti-Semitic and anti-Roma articles in the Hungarian media", the museum said in a statement. Dozens of previous recipients have returned their award in protest of Bayer's honouring.

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