Orbán's voters look at the first news they get, they don't look for independent media. His methods are also being adopted in other countries, which is why it is important to be alert to any change the government makes that creates an unfavourable environment for journalists, thinks ATTILA MONG of the Committee to Protect Journalists.

The unprovoked Russian attack on Ukraine has changed the perception of the situation in every NATO member country, says Karen Donfried. Despite some divergent views, today we see an extremely high level of unity and coherence in the Alliance.

NATO leaders in Madrid approve the most important document that will frame the security of the Western world for years to come. It regards Russia as the "most significant and immediate threat", refers to China as a "challenge" and mentions Afghanistan only once, in the context of "lessons learned".