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Aug 23, 2019

21st-century media is the key to addressing events of 1989, says official

The head of the PM’s Office has highlighted that the fall of communism in 1989 has not been sufficiently addressed in art, therefore 21st-century media will be “indispensable” in helping to revive the memories of the events that led to the regime change.

The head of the Prime Minister’s Office has highlighted that the fall of communism in 1989 has not been sufficiently addressed in art, therefore 21st-century media will be “indispensable” in helping to revive the memories of the events that led to the regime change.

Gergely Gulyás said that in the thirty years since the transition to democracy, there has been a general failure to properly analyze the events of 1989.

Speaking at a roundtable discussion in Cluj (Kolozsvár), Romania, Gulyás said works of art such as films that might have brought the events of the regime change to the “broader masses” and young people have yet to be made.

According to MTI, Gulyás said Hungary had failed to punish the perpetrators of communist-era crimes. Comparing the histories of central European countries, he said one upside, however, was that the prolonged influence of the communist secret services after the fall of the regime in Romania had been avoided in Hungary.

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