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The watchdog role of a journalist in a politically corrupt nation : a case study of Malaysian journalist

Yeoh, Alicia Lee Siah (2011) The watchdog role of a journalist in a politically corrupt nation : a case study of Malaysian journalist. Final Year Project, UTAR.

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    Abstract

    Political corruption has become more rampant in recent times in Malaysia and this issue has often gone unnoticed. Therefore, the media has a duty to disseminate information particularly the truth about this societal evil. The aim of this research is to find out the effectiveness of watchdog journalism in reporting political corruption in Malaysia. The researcher also touched briefly on the effects of political corruption in the country. Additionally the researcher intends to find out the perception of the public towards the effectiveness of watchdog journalism in our country. Besides, this research discusses the challenges of watchdog journalism and also solution to further improve watchdog journalism in our country. It should be stated however that one of the findings of this work is that majority of the respondents stated that watchdog journalism in Malaysia is not very effective. This could be attributed to the various restrictions on the journalism practise in the country.

    Item Type: Final Year Project / Dissertation / Thesis (Final Year Project)
    Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
    Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Social Science > Bachelor of Communication (Hons) Public Relations
    Depositing User: Library
    Date Deposited: 26 Sep 2011 10:47
    Last Modified: 16 Aug 2019 01:02
    URI: http://eprints.utar.edu.my/id/eprint/231

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