The Role of the Media and Investigative Journalism in Combating Corruption
The media and investigative journalism play a crucial role in bringing allegations
of corruption to light and fighting against impunity. International consortiums of
investigative journalists are an example of an international cooperation that leads
to tangible results in bringing financial and economic crime to the attention of the
public and law enforcement authorities. Media reporting is an essential—albeit untapped—source
of detection in corruption cases.
This report documents and analyses material collected through country reviews undertaken
by the OECD Working Group on Bribery in International Business Transactions and through
responses to the OECD Survey on Investigative Journalism. It explores good practices
and challenges in the detection of international corruption cases via media reporting
and investigative journalism.
Published on March 27, 2018