MEPs and investigative journalists to discuss role of journalism in uncovering corruption | European Parliament

Today it was announced that EP’s Committee on Budgetary Control (CONT) with the Committee on Civil Liberties (LIBE) will hold a public hearing on Thursday 16 June (16:00 – 18:00) on how investigative journalism can help uncover cases of fraud and corruption in Europe.

It will be interesting to see whether the ability of these journalists to detect crime is based on the fact that they do not have to abide by laws and regulations and can make use of illegal sources.

According to the draft programme members of the panels are:

  • HansMartin Tillack, WELT,
  • Andras Petho from the investigative journalism center in Hungary “Direkt36”,
  • Julie Majerczak of Reporters Without Borders,
  • Alex Nedea, Recorder,
  • Pavla Holcová, the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting project (OCCRP),
  • Andras Becker, a former editor of Hungarian ‘Átlátszó’.

Over Ellen Timmer

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