Where Western Perceptions Clash With Eastern European Realities

March 2011
Nieman Reports;Spring2011, Vol. 65 Issue 1, p41
The article examines the difficulty of practicing American journalism in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The author describes his work as an adviser in the Center for Investigative Reporting (CIN) in Sarajevo, and editor of the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP). The article explains the change of perception that Western journalists need to adopt when dealing with issues faced by fledgling democracies in Eastern Europe where most media owners and audiences lack independence or are beholden to the political elite.


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