CIMA is pleased to release Covering Corruption: The Difficulties of Trying to Make a Difference, by Rosemary Armao, a veteran editor and journalism educator. The idea that a free press is linked to better, more honest government is accepted as a given, largely without direct evidence. Yet only recently have news organizations begun asking whether what they are doing is making any difference. Covering Corruption: The Difficulties of Trying to Make a Difference examines the impact of reporting about corruption on the incidence of corruption, asking whether and how media has an effect in bringing about reform and better governance. The report recommends best practices and training that should be put in place by media development organizations and educational institutions to better support and protect investigative journalists.
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