BZT Media Kft.
is 100% privately owned by managing director and founder, Jan Mainka, and his
wife, Dr. Jelena Krankovics. Mr. Mainka was born in Berlin, but has lived in
Budapest since 1988. He graduated from the Budapest University of Economics
and, after being a journalist at various news outlets for five years,
established the publishing company Budapester Zeitung Kft. in March of 1999.
Only one month later, the first issue of the German-language weekly Budapester Zeitung became available at local
newsstands. Since September 2003, the English-language weekly The Budapest Times has
also been published by BZT Media Kft. In 2017 The Budapest Times has changed to monthly frequency.
The papers are
produced by two separate editorial teams with Mr. Mainka overseeing Budapester Zeitung, while the English
and Australien staff of The Budapest Times is led by Hungarian managing editor Attila Leitner, who
has been with the newspaper since 2005. Both
publications employ skilfull, multilingual journalists, as well as renowned
domestic and foreign experts. Since 2015 the BZT Media Kft. publishes
the BZ heute and the BT Today pdf daily newspapers as well.
of our papers are primarily read by German- and English- speaking expatriate
business people, as well as members of the diplomatic corps. In addition, there
is a growing appeal to Hungarians attracted to politically independent reports,
to those interested in our exclusive interviews, and for individuals trying to
enhance their language skills. A significant number of language schools use our
articles to prepare their students for special language exams.
Since most expats living in Hungary do not speak the national language, we believe that our most important task is to provide our readers with up-to-date uk essay writing and understandable information on Hungarian politics, business, economy, news and culture.
Both newspapers are strongly independent. Within the
politically divided Hungarian press market, they stand for serious and
objective journalism and analysis.