Freelance journalist and consultant
Attila Mong is a Hungarian-born radio broadcaster and press freedom activist with about 20 years of experience in news and investigative reporting. A former host of Hungary’s Public Radio, he was suspended from his job in 2010 after silencing his live radio show for a full minute in protest of the repressive media laws introduced by the Orbán government. Since then, Attila has co-founded the Mertek Media Institute which monitors media rights. As John S. Knight Journalism Fellow at Stanford University in 2013, he worked on a global collaborative legal database for journalists. In 2011, he was visiting research fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution. Among his awards are the Pulitzer Memorial Prize for Best Investigative Journalism (2004) and the Soma Investigative Journalism Prize (2003). Today, he works as an Innovation consultant at the DW Akademie, Germany's leading media development organization.