This is a not a vlog about a global problem or unreported issue. Instead its a quick highlight film as part of a video entry for vlogeurope 08, which took place over the weekend in Budapest, Hungary. Initially it was a Budapest A to Z film, but I scrapped that Idea around the letter P. I think.
Being at the 4th annual vlog europe, an interesting and relaxed conference I’ve had the pleasure of attending since the first edition in Amsterdam, is always a great source of inspiration and affirmation of how far we’ve come as a community. The highlight of the conference had to have been the global online meeting where vloggers on 3 continents took turns speaking about their projects, their successes, their failures, the situation in various parts of the world, and of course – cracking some jokes.
You may have seen images of angry citizens clashing with police on the streets of Budapest recently. But did you hear the real story of what happened and why the Hungarian electorate rose up? And what will happen from here, how will people, in the long run, feel towards a goverment that admitedly lied to them? A familiar theme in Eastern Europe and North America, Henrik of the blog Hungarian Accent helps explain was has happened and what can be learned from this.
Atop any list of underreported nations in Europe, Hungary has handled huge changes over the past 15 years. Henrik of the Hungarian Accent blog joins me to discuss Hungary: from the end of the communist regime, to joining the European Union, to the cold hard truth of what lies ahead for the Hungarian people.