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Orban wants bill to tighten grip over theatres

The ruling party of nationalist Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban submitted plans to parliament on Monday to tighten control over theatres, a decision - prompting protests from artists who see artistic freedom at risk, Reuters writes. The law says cultural organisations should "actively defend the interests of the nation's wellbeing and development". A public petition urging parliamentarians to reject the bill has gathered more than 47,700 signatures.

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