Event - Investigating Corruption in the Media and Telecoms Industries (Budapest)
The media are often referred to as the fourth pillar in democracy. The media can shape the public’s view on the issues of the day and play a role in monitoring and investigating the actions of those in power and informing citizens about them. Yet the media industry is not immune to corruption. Types of corruption in the media vary from bribery in the form of cash for news, staged or fake news, gift giving, concealed advertisement and advertisements to nepotism, and media capture by vested private or political interests. A study into media ownership in Georgia showed a number of instances where media owners were suspected of interference in the editorial policies of the broadcasters, undermining media freedom.
This workshop is organised as part of the Transparency International EU project The European Corruption Observatory, which aims to bring together journalists and anti-corruption campaigners to encourage pan-European tracking of corruption-related news and foster awareness of corruption trends. The overall aim is to improve awareness of the transnational dimension of corruption and to strengthen monitoring and detection capacities of the media, public authorities and civil society around Europe.
- When? Friday 18 March 2016 from 10 am until 2 pm
- Where? NH Budapest City Hotel, Budapest, Hungary
- Registration? Please email Alison Coleman at acoleman [at] transparency [dot] org
Travel and accommodation costs may be reimbursed; contact Alison Coleman.
More information here.