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2012 | 5 | 2(9) | 259-274
Article title

Ukrainian journalists’ perceptions of unethical practices: Codes and everyday ethics

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Abstracts
EN
The goal of this study was to explore the nature and variations of media bribery practices, as Ukrainian media practitioners perceive them. Three focus group discussions were conducted with Ukrainian editors and leading journalists. The qualitative data provided evidence of the existence of both direct and indirect infl uences at three levels: interpersonal, intra-organizational, and interorganizational. Although Ukrainian journalists consider media non-transparency to be unethical, they tend to justify direct and indirect infl uences. Bribery on an interpersonal level is often related to the personal decision of each media professional and is connected with personal professionalism, responsibility and reputation. Nevertheless, journalists feel less responsible for the practices of indirect influences on both intra- and inter-organizational levels. Th ey perceive them happening beyond their personal decisions and that is why they rarely counteract them.
Year
Volume
5
Issue
Pages
259-274
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Dates
published
2012
Contributors
  • National University “Kyiv-Mohyla Academy”, Ukraine
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Document Type
Publication order reference
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ISSN
1899-5101
YADDA identifier
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