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Atlatszo, Hungary’s first investigative journalism non-profit is financed by nonpartisan and non-governmental sources; we do not accept money from state institutions, political parties and affiliates. Institutional donors cover less than 50% of our budget, the rest is crowdfunded.

Atlatszo is a watchdog NGO and online newspaper for investigative journalism to promote transparency, accountability, and freedom of information in Hungary. Established in 2011, atlatszo.hu – “atlatszo” means transparent in Hungarian – produces investigative reports, accepts information from whistleblowers, files freedom of information requests, and commences freedom of information lawsuits in cases where its requests are refused.

Atlatszo operates a Tor-based anonymous whistleblowing platform (Magyarleaks), a freedom of information request generator for the general public (Kimittud), and an independent blogging platform for other NGOs and independent media. Atlatszo staff are mostly journalists. English abstracts of the most important stories are regularly published on our website.

Atlatszo.hu is financed by nonpartisan and non-governmental sources; we do not accept money from state institutions, political parties and affiliates.

Atlatszo is financed by nonpartisan and non-governmental sources; we do not accept money from Hungarian state institutions, political parties and affiliates. Individual donors – more than 3,000 private citizens – are contributing significantly. Crowdfunding is very important to us, we regularly campaign our readership to donate. Microdonations and personal income tax 1 percents offered accounted more than 60% in the 2019 budget. The rest came from international institutional donors.

Funding 2019

Atlatszo.hu is cooperating with other NGOs and independent media in Hungary and internationally. Atlatszo.hu is member of the Global Investigative Journalism Network of similar investigative nonprofit news outlets all around the world.

Awards we have won: Breaking Borders Award – 2012, Global Voices and Google; European Citizen Prize – 2014, European Parliament; Freedom of Expression Award – 2015, Index on Censorship (UK);  Theodor Heuss Medaille – 2015, Theodor-Heuss-Stiftung (DE); SozialMarie Prize – 2016, Unruhe Privatstiftung (AT), Soma Award for Investigative Journalism – 2018, Transparency International Magyarország

Your support matters:

Paypal 5000 HUF/month recurring donation or Paypal single donation

Bank transfer

Beneficiary: atlatszo.hu Közhasznú Nonprofit Kft.

Bank name: Raiffeisen Bank 

Account number: 12011265-01424900-00100007

IBAN: HU04 1201 1265 0142 4900 0010 0007

SWIFT: UBRTHUHB

Contact us: Our email address is info@atlatszo.hu, and our postal address is Atlatszo.hu Közhasznú Kft., H-1531 Budapest, POB. 54. Hungary, Europe.