Libel Laws Pose Obstacles to Ukraine's Investigative Journalists

March 2011
Nieman Reports;Spring2011, Vol. 65 Issue 1, p19
The article examines the situation of investigative journalism in Ukraine. It notes the prevailing perception held by many Ukrainians that journalists only write stories that are politically motivated and funded. The article cites that the high cost of libel lawsuits filed in the courts of London, England have prevented reporters from pursuing investigative stories. It also discusses the work of the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) which protects investigative reporters with libel insurance.


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