Zoltán Sipos is a Hungarian journalist living in Romania.

Journalist, Editor-in-Chief and Manager of Átlátszó Erdély (atlatszo.ro), an investigative journalism outlet in Romania that focuses on issues regarding the 1,2 million Hungarian community living in Transylvania, Romania. His main topic is the monitoring of grants and the influence of the Orbán government in the Hungarian communities living outside Hungary, as well as the transparency of public funding of local political organizations.

Teaches "Investigative Journalism Techniques" as an External Lecturer at the Babeş-Bolyai University.

2016 Marshall Memorial Fellow.

Passionate about exploring nature and everything related.

Zoltán Sipos

Basic information

Zoltán Sipos
Journalist, Editor-in-Chief
Investigative Journalism Techniques

Supported projects

Sharing the Hate

  • Agriculture
  • Exploitation

BUCHAREST - Fidesz, the populist party governing Hungary, and AUR, a far-right party from Romania with a visibly growing follower base have more in common than one would expect.

Roma Gavrilă

Grants for Luxury

  • Corruption
  • Finance

GHEORGHENI - Nine 4-star hotels are being built in the Hungarian part of Romania. The Hungarian government is using public money for this. In total, Hungarian taxpayers have generously subsidised the construction of nine hotels, two of which will be opened in Mures district in the coming days.

Egyed Ufó Zoltán/Erdélyi Átlátszó

Cinderella cyclists

  • Environment
  • Transport

Cycling is indispensable in the European Union’s efforts to reduce emissions – this was clear from the European Urban Mobility Framework a year ago. But as policymakers set ambitious targets, transport is emitting more than before, using a third of the EU's energy, and keeping Europe dependent on Russian oil.

The Right To Be Forgotten

  • Human Rights
  • Journalism & Media
  • Justice

Google notifies media and information sites when an article is delinked from its search engine after a Right to be Forgotten request is approved. These notifications can reviewed, collected in a database, deleted or ignored. Which criteria does Google follow to accept or refuse a request?

The Profiteers of the Hungarian-Romanian Border Area

  • Corruption
  • Politics

Dozens of millions of Euros were spent on roads across the Romanian-Hungarian border that lead nowhere.