Copy, Lie, Smear. Emilia Șercan on uncovering high-level plagiarism and dealing with the consequences
This is a real first for #CIJSummer: investigating plagiarism!
Romanian investigative journalist Emilia Șercan has won a niche reputation for uncovering plagiarism in the putative PhD theses of her country’s leading politicians. At the CIJ she talks about how to do it, and how to deal with the backlash; in her case, an organised, state-level campaign of intimidation and harassment.