The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists has hundreds of members across the world. Typically, these journalists are the best in their country and have won many national and global awards. Our monthly series, Meet the Investigators, highlights the work of these tireless journalists.
This month, we speak with Yongjin Kim, editor-in-chief and chief executive of the Korea Center for Investigative Journalism. KCIJ is a Seoul-based nonprofit investigative reporting organization and runs Newstapa, a news website that presents watchdog journalism in multimedia form.
What’s the current status of investigative journalism in South Korea?
The public trust in the press in South Korea is plummeting every year. According to a recent study, only four in 10 members of the public in the country trusts the media. But investigative journalism has continued to serve as a watchdog.
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