The Financial Times recently reported on the travails of eight British whistleblowers who exposed wrongdoing through clandestine photocopying operations and other desperate measures. This is a global problem. Whistleblowers are still seen as “snitches,” “traitors” and “informants”, particularly in former Communist countries, according to our 2009 report on whistleblowing laws in Europe. These negative attitudes […]
By Pr. Abdelaziz Nouaydi and Saad Filali Meknassi of Transparency Maroc, who give a brief overview of the Arab Convention to Fight Corruption — from who’s in and who’s out, to the types of crimes it seeks to prevent. Fifteen of 22 Arab States have so far ratified or acceded to the United Nations Convention against Corruption […]
The following is adapted from the opening speech by Transparency International chair Huguette Labelle, at the anti-corruption movement’s annual meeting that brings together activists from over 100 countries around the world. The full speech is available here This has been a year of many anti-corruption landmarks and breakthroughs. People are waking up to corruption in […]
Maria Kapardis from Transparency Cyprus, which joined the Transparency International movement this year, calls for series of measures to be taken by the Cypriot Government following an explosion on naval base. Earlier this month an enormous explosion at the Mari Naval Bases killed 13 people, destroying the base, hundreds of homes and a nearby power […]
“In looking for people to hire, you look for three qualities: integrity, intelligence, and energy. And if they don’t have the first, the other two will kill you.” The American investor Warren Buffet’s words of advice struck a chord. His words were quoted by another man intimately familiar with the world of business, K.M.Lee, Managing […]
Since January 2009, TI’s chapter in Morocco is providing legal advice to citizens. Here’s the account by Mohamed Ali Lahlou, the Coordinator of the Advocacy and Legal Advice Centre, of a press conference to present the results of activities covering the period from January 2009 until May 2010 on 13 July. Le rapport est disponible […]
The Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly (PACE) has just approved a landmark resolution on whistleblower protection. In line with discussions we had at Transparency International’s Annual Membership Meeting in 2009, the parliamentarians expressed appreciation and support for courageous people who speak out against wrongdoing in their organisations. As part of a TI delegation composed of […]
I just wanted to highlight the outcomes of this year’s Annual Membership Meeting, the biggest since Transparency International has been founded, here in Berlin, 16 years ago. For the first time we had representatives from over 100 nationalities present. It was a truly inspiring experience to meet everyone, sharing experiences of projects and challenges of […]
The Fifth Summit of the Americas just started in Trinidad and Tobago with 34 leaders of the region attending. While most people’s attention is on US President Obama meeting the leaders of the region, there is actually the need to forward the agenda and make the conference theme Securing Our Citizens’ Future by Promoting Human […]
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