ALFAHIR.HU 2014, március 11.
The Children Cancer Foundation and István Balogh, the president of the advisory board contacted our editorial staff with the request for rectification which we publish without any change or comment – not correcting the spelling mistakes made by the legal representative of the organization requesting for the rectification – under section 12 (1) and (2) of act CIV of 2010 on the freedom of the press and the fundamental rules of media content and section 79 (2) of the Civil Code.
In our article “Jobbik: Balogh István nem tisztázta a Gyermekrák Alapítvány „viselt dolgait” (‘Jobbik: István Balogh has not cleared up the evil doings of the Children Cancer Foundation’), published on 29 January 2014:
We have falsely disseminated that between the words of István Balogh and the true fact there would be a huge gap.
Whereas in reality, the words of István Balogh and the true facts coincide and there is no huge gap.
We have falsely disseminated that out of the funds that have come in during the operation of the Children Cancer Foundation not less than an amount of 1.7 billion Forints is missing, the total amount exceeds even 2 billion Forints in all probability, and the data of the first years are deficient.
We have falsely disseminated that no single family has ever stayed in the Foundation’s guest house in Veszprém.
Whereas in reality, between 18 August 2013 and 25 August 2013 – after the house had been completed – there was an ill child and his family on holiday in the property.
We have falsely disseminated that ill people turned to the Children Cancer Foundation requesting it to provide – or even to borrow – necessary funds in vain.
In reality, the Foundation is not entitled to provide loan, and the Foundation has never received such request.
We have falsely disseminated that the 15-year-old boy from Transylvania named Kálmán Medve died because – even though everything was available for the life-saving medulla transplantation – the Children Cancer Foundation failed to provide any support to that.
Whereas, in reality, in 2005 at the request of the parents of Kálmán Medve the Children Cancer Foundation established contact with the Ministry of Health Care of Romania, which transferred 20,000 Euros for the medical treatment of the child to the heath care institution treating the child by taking into consideration of the Foundation’s request. Upon the request of the parents the Foundation provided cash support in several cases, in relation to that the letter of thanks is in possession of the Foundation as well.
We have falsely disseminated that the case of the 17-year-old girl named Noémi Török, which occurred in 2003 would have any reference to the Children Cancer Foundation.
In reality, Noémi Török had never contacted the Children Cancer Foundation with any request, for this reason the reference to this case gives false impression of the reality.
In our article “Hiába kért támogatást a Gyermekrák Alapítványtól a Tűzoltó utcai klinika” (‘Tűzoltó Street Clinic has requested for support from the Children Cancer Foundation in vain’), published on 11 February 2014:
We falsely claimed that the Children Cancer Foundation also has considerable income.
In reality, the Children cancer Foundation has no income of any kind from subsidies.
We have falsely disseminated that statements of István Balogh have conflicted with the facts many times.
In reality, István Balogh has never conflicted with the facts, what was heard from him at the press conference of the Children Cancer Foundation is in compliance with the real facts.
We have falsely claimed that upon request of the Index István Balogh stated that he attends to the leadership of the foundation without payment, and then he admitted that he receives a net fee of 534,000 HUF a month.
In reality, István Balogh has never declared that he performs the task of the president of the advisory board free, in reality; he has told that in the first years he did not accept the fee. István Balogh has also said that his present fee is 523,000 HUF; however, at the conference he corrected the amount saying that it is 504,000 HUF.
We have falsely claimed that it has also proved to be certainty that the president of the Children Cancer Foundation gets himself drive about in the ambulance of the Foundation in the city.
In reality, it has never reached certainty that István Balogh uses the ambulance of the Foundation for private purposes."