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A textbook on investigations in the energy sector presented to students

DiXi Group presented methodological recommendations for journalists titled Investigation in the Energy Sector: How to Turn an Idea into a Reasoned Text during a lecture at Kyiv School of Economics (KSE).

Oleksandr Yaroshchuk, a lecturer at the Mohyla School of Journalism, during a presentation of the textbook on investigations in the energy sector

When presenting the first-of-its-kind methodology of investigations in the energy sector to students of Economics, Markets and Data Analysis course, Oleksandr Yaroshchuk, a lecturer at the Mohyla School of Journalism, stressed that the key to a vivid and reasoned text lies in taking a certain sequence of steps.

The textbook Investigation in the Energy Sector: How to Turn an Idea into a Reasoned Text offers a step-by-step overview of the main stages and the strategy of investigation: from the search of a topic, formulation of a hypothesis, information analysis and verification of the hypothesis to writing the investigation itself. The methodological brochure gives an idea of where to start the investigation and how to build the right strategy, to look for information, verify the gathered data and consolidate the obtained information into an interesting journalistic text.

Speaking to KSE students, Tetiana Boiko, an expert at USAID Energy Sector Transparency project, said that today, journalistic activity is extremely important for household consumers, for example, for those who recently encountered problems when trying to change their gas supplier. In particular, she spoke about possible topics for journalistic materials concerning assessment of temperature coefficients by gazzbut companies, late publication of prices and problems with the assessment of benefits and subsidies.

This methodological textbook for journalists was developed under USAID Energy Sector Transparency project implemented by DiXi Group.

Economics, Markets and Data Analysis course is organized by Kyiv School of Economics under USAID/UK aid Transparency and Accountability in Public Administration and Services/TAPAS and Budget Watchdog projects with the support from the German government via Efficient Management of Public Funds ІІІ project implemented by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH.

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