Yesterday EULEX Prosecutor Ewa Korpi presented at the roundtable entitled, ‘Who Sets the Agenda on Reporting on Organised Crime and Corruption’.
Organised by BIRN Kosovo, the discussion focused amongst other topics on access of information as a requirement of ensuring quality reporting on organised crime and corruption.
The Prosecution’s relationships with the media shall, as far as possible, be characterized by openness and accessibility, taking into account possible confidentiality rules and the interests of the suspects, victims and witnesses. Through an open approach, everyone can help to ensure that the coverage is as accurate and versatile as possible.
Media reporting in general, and especially investigative journalism by affiliated or independent journalists, or indeed NGOs, are among the most important sources of public awareness-raising on corruption.