Why is Media Unable to Struggle against Corruption?


This article discusses the contested character and function of media defined by liberal theory in the struggle against corruption. In order to do that it problematizes the roots and stereotypes of media, as well as their role in political communication. The central question of the article can be formulated in this way: Media can be part of corruption in a given society because of the overlap between its economic and political functions. Since its relationships with the actors of politics and economy get more and more complex, how can media be part of a wider struggle against corruption? The article claims it is impossible to see media as an objective tool in this struggle; however media can be seen as a space and subject of this struggle.


journalism public sphere liberal theory media corruption