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Hospital-acquired infections
"Washing our hands" - here is the documentary uncovering the secrets of hospital-acquired infections

“Washing our hands” – here is the documentary uncovering the secrets of hospital-acquired infections

Direkt36 has spent more than a year investigating the worsening situation of hospital-acquired infections in Hungary. Watch our documentary film ...
Thousands of hospital patients are dying from terrible infections. Instead of addressing the situation, the government is working to cover it up

Thousands of hospital patients are dying from terrible infections. Instead of addressing the situation, the government is working to cover it up

Year after year, hospitals report an increasing amount of serious and even fatal hospital-acquired infections, but the reality is even ...
Former Investigations
The "Sovereignty Protection Authority" is harmful and against the rule of law, yet it cannot intimidate independent media

The “Sovereignty Protection Authority” is harmful and against the rule of law, yet it cannot intimidate independent media

The newly adopted "Sovereignty Protection" law does not expressly regulate the operation of media companies, it is, however, capable of severely restricting the freedom of the press. It is meant to directly undermine democratic debate in general, and should be entirely rejected.
The Ministry of Interior says there is no problem with hospital-acquired infections. However, a leaked document says they know the situation is serious

The Ministry of Interior says there is no problem with hospital-acquired infections. However, a leaked document says they know the situation is serious

According to an internal document of the Ministry of Interior leaked to Direkt36, health care authorities are aware of the gravity of problems caused by hospital-acquired infections in Hungary. Miniszter Sándor Pintér is involed in the deliberations, and measures were proposed to address the crisis. However, according to the leaked
Minister Csaba Lantos' former secret business revealed from the Cyprus Confidential project

Minister Csaba Lantos’ former secret business revealed from the Cyprus Confidential project

The energy minister had a company in Cyprus at a time when Viktor Orbán was attacking others for such businesses. Direkt36 obtained the documents of this deal, which involved hundreds of millions of forints, as part of the international investigative project called Cyprus Confidential.
The secret history of Viktor Orbán's favorite company

The secret history of Viktor Orbán’s favorite company

A Direkt36 investigation has revealed that the Hungarian Prime Minister personally got involved in an acquisition of 4iG, a Hungarian telecommunications company that is officially owned by private individuals. The Hungarian government helped in other ways as well, including a secret investment worth of billions.
Inside the crisis of the Hungarian opposition

Inside the crisis of the Hungarian opposition

The opposition parties that suffered a crushing defeat in 2022 are busy gaining positions in favor of each other instead of weakening the power of Fidesz.
Hungary refuses to disclose Chinese chemical hub project documents, Direkt36 sues

Hungary refuses to disclose Chinese chemical hub project documents, Direkt36 sues

Since Direkt36 reported based on leaked documents that a large-scale Chinese chemical trade hub would be set up in Budapest and the town of Záhony, the Orbán government has denied the plans. However, a letter sent by Orbán’s chief of staff on the matter has been withheld from the public
The owners of private equity funds, which hide huge wealth, have been removed from the state register, after Direkt36 published an article about them

The owners of private equity funds, which hide huge wealth, have been removed from the state register, after Direkt36 published an article about them

Earlier this year Direkt36 was able to confirm the identity of the ultimate beneficial owners of dozens of private equity funds from a database managed by NAV, the Hungarian tax authority, but these records have now been deleted. No one takes responsibility for the disappearance of the data.
What happened in Hungary since the Pegasus spyware revelations

What happened in Hungary since the Pegasus spyware revelations

The Hungarian broker company involved in the purchase of the spyware that hacked phones launched a series of lawsuits against us and other media outlets, but lost all of them. In the meantime, however, real investigation into the circumstances of the surveillance has been very slow due to the authorities'
Inside the surprise change at the top of Hungary’s nuclear plant

Inside the surprise change at the top of Hungary’s nuclear plant

At the beginning of the year, the head of the nuclear power plant was unexpectedly dismissed because his position was needed for a politically well-established person, according to Direkt36. While Paks is about to take on a major task, the new head has no nuclear energy experience.
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Hungary could become a European hub for Chinese chemicals, leaked documents reveal

According to secret plans uncovered by Direkt36, the Orbán government is close to reaching an agreement with China to transport Chinese chemicals supplying battery factories and other industries in Europe by rail through a Hungarian hub. One possible distribution center is on the outskirts of Budapest, while one of the