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” 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.


Basic information

Átlátszó Hungary
investigative journalism nonprofit and a watchdog NGO

Supported projects

From Serbia to Hungary - Crossing the border into the EU

  • Migration
  • Politics

Horgos-Röszke - The 2020-21 COVID19 has reduced the number of international journeys by orders of magnitude, but it seems that even the travel trends have also changed since the end of the pandemic.

Virág Gyurkovics

Impact of Large Industrial Facilities on the Danube River

  • Energy
  • Environment

PAKS / LINZ –  This investigation looked at the impacts of specific large industrial facilities along the Danube in Hungary, Austria and Germany, as well as legal regulation.

The Road to Ruins

  • Cities
  • Culture

BĂILE HERCULANE - A collection of hotels and baths that once made up an Austro-Hungarian thermal waters resort is being destroyed under the harsh weather of its surrounding mountains.

Ionuț Stănescu