All posts by Wirth Zsuzsanna

Bracing for US sanctions, Russian financier in Budapest was busy securing personal offshore assets, leaked documents reveal

“We need to pressure” the Hungarians – Leaked documents reveal collapse of Russian-led bank in Budapest

Database exposes Hungarian oligarchs hiding huge fortunes

Hungary’s diplomats with controversial backgrounds caught up in an investigation by international journalists

“Az erőszak garantálja a sikert” – Így tarolta le a fél világot az Uber

124 ezer belső irat szivárgott ki az Uber amerikai techóriástól, az International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) nevű nemzetközi újságíró szervezet és 180 újságíró dolgozta fel őket. Az együttműködés egyedüli magyar tagja a Direkt36 volt. Az iratok az Uber ellentmondásos belső működésébe és agresszív lobbizási gyakorlatába nyújtanak betekintést.

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Leaked files of Uber reveal secret lobbying operations in Hungary

As part of an international investigative project, Direkt36 has gained access to the lobbying files of Uber, the world’s most well-known ride-sharing company. These documents revealed that the US company’s representatives had access to Hungarian ministers and other decision-makers. In the end, however, the Orbán government turned out to be more afraid of upsetting Hungarian taxi drivers, and this was partly the reason why Uber was defeated, and eventually left Hungary.

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“Please, don’t report about this at all! Thanks!” – How the Hungarian state news agency censors politically unpleasant news

Leaked documents show how Orbán’s circle dictates the news at Hungary’s state news agency

“Seller shall not undertake maintenance” – hospitals struggled with smoking, incompatible Chinese ventilators

Resignations follow our exposé of lavish spending at a pro-government think tank

PM Orbán tried to prevent hospital dramas with vaccination. In the end, he could only hide them

While a tax audit is underway at his foundation, the earnings of Péter Antall rise high

Around the world in luxury: How the son of a former PM benefits from Orbán’s regime

Company with murky background is at the center of Hungary’s Chinese vaccine deal

„Read this! It’s crazy!” How the machine of crypto investment fraudsters works

How sloppy coronavirus measures pushed healthcare workers to the brink of death

It started as a simple patient transfer, but then it showed the chaos in the coronavirus fight

„By now, no one can give even a piece of bread”

For Hungarians living in deep poverty, the world has turned upside down since the coronavirus lockdown. Although poor rural communities have not yet seen a breakout but most jobs are gone and with no savings and barely enough food left, people cannot afford to buy even disinfectants. So far, the government has failed to take action, leaving thousands of starving families without help.

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After 15 years of constant reorganization, Hungarian epidemiology was hit hard by coronavirus

God sent this investment. Or the Devil