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The Daily Show: Jordan Klepper Fingers the Globe - Hungary for Democracy

Bronze Honor in Long Form Video


In Jordan Klepper Fingers the Globe - Hungary for Democracy, The Daily Show takes Jordan’s signature wit and journalistic passion across the pond to investigate another country’s troubling democracy in order to find clues towards understanding the insidious strategies used by right-wing governments to gain power and thwart democracy across the globe.

Strategy and Execution

Hungary for Democracy documents Jordan Klepper’s journey from chatting with fascism fans at CPAC to Hungary to find out why the Hungarian right-wing government has become American conservatives’ latest obsession. While in Hungary, Jordan speaks with citizens, academics, and political figures to uncover the similarities between the political situations in Hungary and the U.S., illustrate the growing threat of fascism across the globe, and discover strategies he and his audience can use to preserve American democracy.


Hungary for Democracy expands Jordan’s award-winning social commentary to a global stage, illuminating the threat of right-wing governments across the globe who are putting democracy under siege. The full special drove 2M views on YouTube, with social short clips driving an additional 10M+ views across Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, TikTok, and YouTube. Numerous major press outlets also covered the special, including The New York Times, Variety, and CNN, and the special was also nominated for Outstanding Writing for a Variety Special at the 2022 Emmy Awards..


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Entrant Company / Organization Name

MTV Entertainment Studios and Paramount Media Networks


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