Several left-liberal media outlets operating in Hungary are known to benefit from the generous financial support of Soros’ foundation. In one of the tapes leaked in what is now known as "City Hall Gate," Gyula Gansperger, a businessman with close ties to Gordon Bajnai and a prominent figure in opposition circles, said that 444.hu, for example, is directly influenced by the US financier.
Indeed, as it turns out, Marie Nemcova and Valer Kot, two foreigners at Magyar Jeti Zrt. (the publishing firm behind 444) are prominent figures in the so-called Media Development Investment Fund (MDIF). MDIF is a New York-based non-profit investment fund that is one of the main defenders of “independent” media, that is, media that broadcast the views of the Soros network in countries where it believes free and independent media are under threat.
This organization funds the operation of 444.hu and is supported by Soros’ Open Society Foundations.
These two individuals are also considered to be Soros’ right-hand men, presumably sent to make sure that OSF’s stance on various issues is being properly disseminated in Hungary by 444.hu.