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Press Freedom and the Protection of Whistleblowers: A Qualitative Study of Their Relationship
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Government.
2016 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This paper examines the potential causal link between press freedom and the quality of whistleblower-protection, namely the quality of the legislation designed to protect whistleblowers, and it does this with an intensive case study of Botswana and South Africa. In order to isolate the causal chain the paper controls for democracy, economic development, dependence on aid, Internet access, natural resources and state transparency. The results show that there is a correlation between press freedom and protection of whistleblowers, however the causal link could not be isolated thus inviting for further research into the relationship. The paper contributes to the field of political science by providing insights into the largely under-researched relationship between press freedom and protection of whistleblowers. 

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2016. , 40 p.
Keyword [en]
Whistleblowing, press freedom, legislation
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Globalization Studies
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-274488OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-274488DiVA: diva2:896586
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Development Studies
Educational program
Bachelor Programme in Peace and Development Studies
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Available from: 2016-01-25 Created: 2016-01-21 Last updated: 2016-01-25Bibliographically approved

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