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Telephone survey of investigative reporters, 2010

Категорія: English » Media Research

In accordance to the survey 2010, reporters mostly investigated corruption and self-will of local and national governors including land issues and violation of human rights by police. Journalists paid a lot of attention also to illegal privatization of enterprises and decadence of cultural and historical memorials and museums.

Each fifth report was left without attention, 61% of reports was not followed by official police or prosecutor investigations. There was noticed 12% increase in number of positive reactions on investigative reports in 2010 in comparison to 2009. Respondents noticed 37.3% of positive governors’ reactions that included further official investigations, removal of guilty officials and/or public reprimands.

Respondents informed, that authorities whose representatives were heroes of investigations, mostly reacted negatively both in public and secretly, including the pressure on the journalist. The higher level authorities in charge of this issue preferably reacted differently trying to find a solution or at least promised to fix the problem. However their actions rarely brought the problem solving and can be considered as public promotion actions for rising own image. 

About half of respondents (48.2%) did not feel any pressure when conducted investigations or after publications. However, about quarter (26.2%) experienced the pressure in open form and 25.6% reported about hidden pressure like unplanned tax inspections of their media, eviction, refuse in accreditation, groundless fires, overdue wages refusal to publish other materials etc.

The surge of hidden pressure was noticed in presidential elections period. A certain number of respondents noted that concealed pressure is ‘a normal reaction that might serve as evidence that publications gave results’.

 Read more in the full survey report, PDF, 1.220 MGb

Мітки: media research, investigations, U-Media