Study Trip in the Baltics for Investigative Journalists
From February 3-10, 2019, five winners of the political finance investigative reporting contest in Ukraine participated in a study trip in the Baltic countries to share experience on monitoring political finance and investigating political corruption.
During the study trip, the group met with prominent journalists, civic activists and public officials from Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia who shared their knowledge and research tools in investigating political corruption.
The participants discussed international experience in regulating political finance and preventing political corruption as well as key achievements and challenges faced by investigative journalists in the Baltic countries. The study trip’s geographical scope was designed to provide opportunities to engage with stakeholders within multiple countries as well as to foster discussion on monitoring political finance in Ukraine.
Among the issues most frequently discussed during the study trip meetings were: Effective oversight of campaign finance, cooperation between state and non-state actors in promoting compliance with political finance rules, ethical and professional standards of media investigations and access of journalists and the public to data necessary to uncover potential political corruption.