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Fiji: Participatory democracy in action – a constitution of the people

“For the first time, everyone will have a voice”. Fiji’s Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama’s plan to involve everyone in the formulation of Fiji’s fourth constitution has been translated into action. Consultations with political parties, non-governmental organisations and citizens are taking place all over Fiji to draft a new constitution by 2013. Transparency International Fiji has […]

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Hackers fighting Corruption?

What comes to your mind when you hear the word hacker? Most of us think hackers are hacking computer security systems to steal important and confidential information. It is only partially true, since there are hackers who contribute real solutions to social problems such as corruption. When we asked participants of the global Transparency International […]

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Vietnamese youth film anti-corruption videos

By Stephanie Chow of Towards Transparency, the TI national contact in Vietnam. Youth can play an important role in the fight against corruption.  This is one of the findings of the Youth Integrity Survey carried out by young volunteers, students and recent graduates across 11 different provinces from major cities to small rural communities across […]

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The 1989 effect: Accountability driving demands for change

Cobus de Swardt, Managing Director of TI, writes from Cape Town where he is attending the Africa regional meeting of the World Economic Forum At WEF Davos in January, the beginning of the revolution in North Africa was on everybody’s lips. Four months on in Cape Town, you can see from the ideas being put […]

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Young anti-corruption scholars around the world: The ACRN Research Paper Competition

With this post I would like to invite submissions from young researchers for the first ever anti-corruption research paper competition of the Anti-Corruption Research Network (ACRN). The author of the winning paper will receive a scholarship to participate at the 14th International Anti-Corruption Conference (IACC) being held on 10-13 November, 2010 in Bangkok, Thailand. But […]

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Drawing up corruption: new comic-book

This post has been written by Alfred Bridi, Policy and Research Department, Transparency International. A new comic-book anthology turns heads without a single trace of caped crusaders or friendly neighbourhood superheroes. A far cry from the scandals of Gotham City, this anthology focuses instead on a specific breed of dark deeds around Chinese AIDS programmes, […]

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What do you want to be when you grow old?

What do you want to be when you grow old? This is the question a Chinese journalist asked six-year old school kids, as reported by France24, with some not surprising answers: photographer, teacher, fireman. However, the last girl answering knows very well what she wants to become: A corrupt public official. This example shows how […]

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