About us

Atlatszo is the first Hungarian investigative journalism nonprofit and a watchdog NGO 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 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 5,000 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 50% in the 2021 budget. The rest came from international institutional donors and project grants.

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 – 2014, 2018, Transparency International Magyarország (HU)

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atlatszo.hu is operated by

atlatszo.hu Kh. Nonprofit Kft. 
Address: Hungary 1084 Budapest, Déri Miksa utca 10., 1/10.
E-mail: info @ atlatszo.hu
VAT-number: HU 23399538
Owners: dr. Tamás Richárd Bodoky, Ákos Maróy, dr. Tibor Sepsi, dr. Csaba Gáli
Director: dr. Tamás Richárd Bodoky
Board of Supervisors: dr. Andrea Pelle (Chairman), Attila Mong, dr. Gábor Polyák


Átlátszónet Foundation (Átlátszónet Alapítvány)
Address: Hungary 1084 Budapest, Déri Miksa utca 10., 1/10.
E-mail: info @ atlatszonet.hu
VAT-number: HU 18516641
Founder: dr. Andrea Pelle
Chairman of the Board: dr. Balázs Tóth
Board member: dr. Tamás Richárd Bodoky
Board of Supervisors: dr. Gábor Polyák (Chairman), Attila Mong, dr. Tamás Fazekas