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The Truth of Investigative Journalism

            "There can be no higher law in journalism than to tell the truth and shame the devil.
             Investigative journalism plays an important role in our society. Usually this form of journalism tries to unravel the truth by exposing facts and evidences. Most of the times investigative journalists' articles cover issues like money laundering, fraud, governmental corruption and etc. However, some reporters do not take into account the risks and perils associated with their profession. To be an investigative journalist sometimes could turn out to be one of the most dangerous professions. Turning the pages of history back, there are a lot of examples which show that this form of journalism involves a lot of risk and serious consequences. For instance, the death of Michael Hasting, a famous investigative reporter, shocked the whole world. The 33-year-old journalist died in a car accident. Nevertheless, many believe that this case was not just a tragic coincidence, but ordered assassination, because at that time he was working on a story about CIE Chief John Brennan. (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2394278/Renowned-investigative-journalist-Michael-Hastings-working-story-CIA-Chief-John-Brennan-time-mysterious-death.html) DAILY MAIL REPORTER,published on: 5:18 GMT, 15 August 2013; The assassination of Anna Politovskaya in 2006 is another example of how perilous this profession could be. The Russian journalist was found dead in the elevator of the building she lived in. Colleagues of hers stated that the only motive of the killer was that she had been investigating into the crime by Russian authorities and that the information she possessed threatened their financial interests. (http://topics.nytimes.com/top/reference/timestopics/people/p/anna_politkovskaya/, New York Times, June 26, 2009).
             Similar things happened to journalist who tried to enlighten the Bulgarian society through exposing injustice.

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