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NGO launches corruption-watch portal

The K-Monitor independent corruption watch organization has launched an updated website as a means of exposing more instances of corruption in Hungary.

To date, the portal contains 11,776 articles published in Hungarian press that deal with corruption. Besides being a collection of materials on the topic, the portal also allows users to upload their own experiences in the matter, thereby giving journalists background materials to explore cases further and if necessary, a premise to file criminal charges.

On the very day of its presentation yesterday, the site has already sparked one filing from Budapest public transport company BKV, which claimed that its CEO István Kocsis was defamed by being featured in the portal’s search parameters as a person frequently mentioned in the press in connection with corruption. (BBJ)