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Investigative peace journalism, society, and ethical challenges


Dr. Tamaro J. Green

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2021-03-24 20:14:44 viewed: 586


Investigative peace journalism may be a beacon for advancing human rights in society (Bacon, 2011).  Bacon (2011) proclaims that investigative journalism is a critical resource for democratic societies.  The tools of social media may also contribute to investigative peace journalism (Gearing, 2014).  Gearing (2014) describes a network society which grew from the universal connection of social media and enabled a role investigative journalism.

Ethical challenges that may arise in investigative peace journalism include transparency and navigating conflicts that may arise from technology (Gehrke, 2020; Kulzhanova, Kulzhanova, Mukhanbetkaliyev, Kakimzhanova, & Abdildina, 2020).  Gehrke (2020) identifies in a study, the connection between transparency and objectivity may not be adhered to as much in journalism as it is in academia.  Kulzhanova et al. (2020) explain a conflict in the invention of technology between the comfortable artificial environment and the negative impact on natural and socio-cultural processes.  Immersive journalism may also raise concerns for authenticity and accuracy (Sánchez Laws & Utne, 2019).  Sánchez Laws and Utne (2019) discuss some of the ethical issues that arise with the development of immersive journalism.



Bacon, W. (2011). Investigative journalism in the academy: possibilities for storytelling across time and space. Pacific Journalism Review, 17, 45-66.

Gearing, A. (2014). Investigative journalism in a socially networked world. Pacific Journalism Review : Te Koakoa, 20(1), 61-75. doi:10.24135/pjr.v20i1.187

Gehrke, M. (2020). Transparency as a key element of data journalism. Paper presented at the Computation + Journalism Symposium, Boston, MA.

Kulzhanova, Z. T., Kulzhanova, G. T., Mukhanbetkaliyev, Y. Y., Kakimzhanova, M. K., & Abdildina, K. S. (2020). Impact of technology on modern society—a philosophical analysis of the formation of technogenic environment. Media Watch, 11(III), 537-549.

Sánchez Laws, A. L., & Utne, T. (2019). Ethics guidelines for immersive journalism. Frontiers in Robotics and AI, 6(28). doi:10.3389/frobt.2019.00028



Dr. Tamaro Green is a computer science researcher and the founder of TJG Web Services.  TJG Web Services, LLC is a consulting firm in the field of information technology.  Dr. Green writes on topics of privacy, security, and ethics in information technology and computer science.

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