Investigative journalism is a unique tool of the fourth power in controlling people and institutions of public trust.
Investigative journalism heals social relations, it is needed by a democratic society and every citizen. Journalists look at the hands of power so that it would not abuse it, that no one would be above the law and feel unpunished.
The journalistic investigations are time-consuming, the material is collected for months, and the apparatus of the politicized state is often against the free media – lawsuits are brought against them and their journalists, and the people of power want to silence them and use public money and public institutions for this.
The Gazeta Wyborcza Foundation established the Investigative Journalism Program, which supports the creation of investigative reportages in Poland. We care about democracy, human rights and the media, which are not afraid to look at the hands of power.
The Investigative Journalism Program of the Gazeta Wyborcza Foundation was initiated on the financial foundation of a civic founding fund, which was made up of donations from the readers of Gazeta Wyborcza.
The Gazeta Wyborcza Foundation recruits private and institutional financial partners, thanks to which the Program can develop.