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Investigative Journalism and Its Role in Ukraine’s Democracy

This article examines how investigative journalism is essential for democracy, though direct impact is not always clear. Yet journalists in Ukraine are in dire need of additional protection. First, it is necessary to ensure their open and unhindered access to important information, including that provided by whistleblowers. Second, journalists should be protected from and intimidation, and all attempts to intimidate or physically threaten journalists should be promptly investigated by law enforcement agencies.