Direkt36 is a non-profit investigative journalism center in Hungary with the mission to expose wrongdoings and abuse of power through fair but tough reporting, a kind of journalism that is vital for any democracy.
We provide the Hungarian and international audience with in-depth accountability reporting that most of the Hungarian media outlets do not have the resources to pursue. Direkt36 is not part of the competition of news organizations covering daily events, which allows us to focus our resources exclusively on conducting systematic investigations.
We actively participate in the work of a growing international investigative journalism community and we publish all of our stories – which often have international implications – also in English.
Patrik Galavits – journalist
Ágnes Gólya – journalist
Kamilla Marton – journalist
Gábor Miklósi – journalist, editor
Szabolcs Panyi – journalist
András Pethő – director, founder, editor
András Szabó – journalist
Dániel Szőke – journalist
Zsuzsanna Wirth – journalist, editor
Péter Nádori – COO
Borbála Pál – nonprofit manager
Direkt36 is supported by two advisory bodies.
The members of our journalistic advisory group are Márton Galambos, Sándor Orbán and Balázs Weyer.
Our Strategic Review Board, which supports our business planning, is composed of Noémi Alexa, Viktor Bálint, and Sebastian Esser.
• Deeds of association, created in 2014, amended in 2022 – download
Direkt36 report 2022
Since Direkt36 was founded in 2015, more than 2,700 private donors have supported our work on more than 11,000 occasions. We cover a significant part of our operating costs with funds received from our private donors and fees paid by our media partners that publish our stories.
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Our supporters who gave their consent to publish their name:
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Foundation for Democracy and Pluralism
Sigrid Rausing Trust