Attila Kálmán is an investigative and political journalist from Budapest.

He has worked at, Mérce, Népszabadság and HVG, during which time he reported from numerous European countries, and most recently, from Sub-Saharan Africa.

He is a two-time recipient of the Quality Journalism prize in Hungary. He graduated from Eötvös Loránd University with a Bachelors of Arts in Social Studies and a Master’s in Sociology.

Attila Kálmán

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Attila Kálmán
Investigative and political journalist

Supported projects

Mine games: Europe’s hunt for critical raw materials

  • Data Journalism
  • Energy
  • Industry

KIRUNA - This investigation sheds light on what lies beneath the EU’s ‘green mining’ ambitions, and offers a unique perspective on the continent’s quest for critical raw materials, such as lithium, nickel, copper and rare earth elements needed for the future.

looking for alternatives to China and Russia to dig crucial minerals

Europe’s plastic disaster

  • Environment
  • Industry

As European citizens, we are told to separate our household waste, and many of us do dutifully. The ketchup bottle you rinsed and threw in the right bin at home might disappear from your life with the local waste truck.