Media´s Controversial Roles/impact on/in Examples of (un)Covering Fraud with EU Funds

Type: · Author(s): Andrey Skolkay · Published:
The key political roles of the media include providing information, checking the accountability of public figures and authorities, and creating a space for public debate. Among these roles, (un)covering corruption in its various forms is certainly a great task which may also be of great interest for the media. Reporting on occurrences of corruption or […] Read More

Representations of Corruption in the British, French, and Italian Press: Audience Segmentation and the Lack of Unanimously Shared Indignation

Type: · Author(s): Paolo Mancini, Marco Mazzoni, Alessio Cornia, Rita Marchetti · Published:
As part of a larger European Union (EU)-funded project, this paper investigates the coverage of corruption and related topics in three European democracies: France, Italy, and the United Kingdom. Based on Freedom House data, these countries are characterized by different levels of press freedom. A large corpus of newspaper articles (107,248 articles) from the period […] Read More

Media coverage of corruption: the role of inter-media agenda setting in the context of media reporting on scandals

Type: · Author(s): Andrej Školkay, Alena Ištoková · Published:
The study focuses on two Slovak corruption cases, both well-documented and of similar social relevance, of which one did not receive any cross-media coverage. Moreover, the case of large-scale bribery was rather under-hyped in comparison to other major corruption scandals occurring in the country. The case of cronyism formed a typical example of extremely poor […] Read More

Collusion between politicians and journalists in the context of wiretapping of journalists

Type: · Author(s): Andrej Školkay · Published:
This case study reports about the collusion scandal behind the widespread wiretapping operations of various journalists. The report, however, focuses mainly on one part of the affair, namely the clear collusion between a journalist from the daily Pravda, and a top politician – a Member of Parliament, whose conversations were also recorded. MP Robert Kaliňák […] Read More

Can a “Lone wolf” quasi-investigative journalist substitute low functionality of the law enforcement system?

Type: · Author(s): Andrej Školkay · Published:
The present article analyzes a relatively unusual case, in which a quasi-investigative journalist, working in an entirely independent capacity, succeeded in uncovering and foiling an international money laundering attempt. This extremely significant story reveals the existence of a complex legal framework for tackling money-laundering operations in the EU. In this particular instance, local police and […] Read More