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New report shows lack of investigative reporters in Swedish municipalities

Publicerad: 22 December 2015, kl. 9:20

Half of Sweden’s municipalities are lacking investigative reporters, according to a report by Scoop.

Adam Jönsson
 

The report shows around 30 per cent of investigative reporters live in Stockholm. Places such as Borlänge, Trollhättan and Ystad don’t have a single investigative reporter.

An investigative reporter is defined as a member of the organization Föreningen Grävande Journalister (FGJ).

In Lund, Jönköping, Växjö and Eskilstuna there are a higher number of FGJ members than members of the union Journalistförbundet.

Jens Finnäns and Leo Wallentin at Journalism++ produced the study released Monday.

You can read more about the report here (Swedish).

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