Andras Petho is a co-founder and editor of Direkt36, an investigative reporting center based in Hungary. Previously, he was a senior editor at news site Origo, which he left in protest against political pressure. He had also worked for the BBC World Service and in 2013 he was a fellow at the investigative unit of The Washington Post. He received the Soma Award, the prestigious annual award dedicated to investigative journalism in Hungary, two times. He has reported extensively about political corruption and has been an active contributor to several major international investigative collaborations, including the Panama Papers. He has taught journalism courses at Hungarian colleges.