Investigative journalism is a unique tool of the fourth estate to keep the people and institutions of public trust in check.
Journalists keep an eye on those in power, making sure they do not abuse it, that no one is above the law.
Journalistic investigations are time-consuming and the gathering of necessary evidence takes many months. The apparatus of the politicized state is often against the independent media – lawsuits are brought against them and their journalists and the people in power want to silence them and take advantage of public money and public institutions to achieve this aim.
The Gazeta Wyborcza Foundation established the Investigative Journalism Initiative that supports the creation of investigative news in Poland. We care about democracy, human rights and the media who are not afraid to keep people in power in check.
The Initiative will start its operations in May 2021.
The Investigative Journalism Initiative of the Gazeta Wyborcza Foundation was established on the financial foundation of a civic fund created from the donations from the readers of Gazeta Wyborcza.
The Gazeta Wyborcza Foundation attracts private and institutional financial partners, whose backing supports the development of the Initiative.