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.
Júlia Bakó – project manager
Szabolcs Panyi – journalist
András Pethő – founder, editor
Gergő Sáling – founder, editor
András Szabó – journalist
Zsuzsanna Wirth – journalist
Blanka Zöldi – journalist
Balázs Weyer – founder
Direkt36 report 2020
Activity and Impact Report of Direkt36 – 2020 – download
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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