István Hegedűs gave an interview to the Slovenian newspaper Dnevnik on 30 March 2020 about the approval of the authorisation law in Hungary. It gives extraordinary competences to the government without time limit despite the protest of the opposition.
The opinion of István Hegedűs on the local elections in Hungary was quoted in Hospodářské noviny on 15 October 2019.
On 11 October 2019 István Hegedűs gave an interview to Civil Rádió about the study entitled Tyranny and Hope published by the Hungarian Europe Society.
István Hegedűs gave an interview to the "Europa Minha" programme of the Portuguese RTP - Rádio e Televisão de Portugal on the occasion of the international conference entitled "European Elections 2019 - Renewing the Political Agenda for a United Europe" on 18 May 2019.
István Hegedűs gave an interview to "The Newsmakers" program of the Turkish television TRT World about the attacks against the Central European University and its Founder on 12 December 2018. According to him, Orbán, Erdoğan and Putin use a joint rhetoric - with regional and national differences.
István Hegedűs gave an interview to Klubrádió on 17 December 2014 about the report on Hungary issued by Nils Muižnieks, Commissioner for Human Rights of the Council of Europe.