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We launched Direkt36 in early 2015 to strengthen Hungary’s democracy through holding the powerful accountable and exposing social injustices. This kind of investigative journalism requires a full financial and editorial independence. Therefore, Direkt36 is maintained mainly through the donations of private individuals and with the support of institutional donors. Since its launch, Direkt36 received donations from more than 2.700 individuals on more than 11.000 occasions (for more details click here).

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Direkt36 is a non-profit investigative journalism center with the mission to hold powerful people and institutions accountable.