Blanka Zöldi is a journalist with Direkt36, a non-profit investigative journalism centre based in Budapest, Hungary. Before joining Direkt36, she worked as a political and business reporter at Hungarian daily news website Origo, which she left when it came under political pressure in 2014. In recent years, Blanka has been covering the misuse of EU funds in Hungary, the country’s controversial Golden Visa program and the enrichment of Prime Minister Viktor Orbán’s family. She also participated in various cross-border collaborations, including ICIJ’s Panama Papers and Paradise Papers investigations.
She holds a BA degree in International Affairs (Corvinus University of Budapest).