technology reporter, Index.hu, Budapest, Hungary
Vajda was born in Hatvan, Hungary. He received his bachelor’s degree from Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest and a master’s degree from the University of Colorago, Boulder. He started his career as a reporter at Budapest Week, Hungary’s first independent English language weekly newspaper, in 1992. From 1995-1997, he was a freelance photo reporter and editor while working on his master’s degree. In 1997, he became the web site editor for HVG Online, the online version of Hungary’s largest and most influential economic weekly newspaper, Heti Világgazdaság. From 2000-2004, he worked as an editor for Replika, Kontextus.hu, and Litera.hu. Since 2004, he has been a reporter for the technology/science section for Index.hu, Hungary’s largest daily news portal. In 2005, he received the “Journalist of the Year” award from Index.hu.
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