Corruption as Presented in the Lithuanian Internet Media

Aleksandras Dobryninas, Mindaugas Gilaitis


The article focuses on content analysis of corruption-related publications released by Lithuanian Internet media. The authors present findings from structural and semantic analysis of the online publications on corruption issues that appeared during 2015 via two influential Internet portals: and These findings are interpreted in the context of official statistical data surrounding anti-corruption activity in the country and in light of results from corruption‑related diagnostic surveys. The analysis reveals a tendency toward ‘virtual criminalisation’ of corruption in the Internet-media publications examined and, a result of such a criminal-justice framing, an absence of focus on preventive and education‑oriented anti-corruption measures.


corruption; media presentations; content analysis

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ISSN 1406-1082 (printed matter)
ISSN 1406-5509 (online)