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International Youth Day – corruption fighters in the making

Today is International Youth Day, and we’re celebrating the work of our youth activists around the world in their fight against corruption. These innovative and creative young activists show us that there are many ways to fight corruption and promote integrity. From street protests to taekwondo, here are 10 pictures of different anti-corruption activities worldwide: 1. DOMINICAN […]

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Anti-corruption day in Bangladesh

Under  the slogan  ‘Let’s fight corruption in the spirit of independence and invincible youth’, Transparency International Bangladesh organised activities both at a local and national level to observe  International Anti-Corruption Day 2012. Highlights were a human chain in the capital and the opening of an exhibition of cartoons about corruption. Committees of Concerned Citizens  in […]

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Morocco’s youth prepares for Anti-Corruption Day 2012

Gearing up to International Anti-Corruption Day (9 December), Transparency Morocco is using art to work with youth in raising awareness about anticorruption. Paroles Urgentes is an artistic combination of street theatre, breakdancing, slam poetry and music. See an ad for the event organised by our Chapter below: Meaning ‘fast words’ the project refers to the […]

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Power failure in Zimbabwe – taking to the street against corruption

***Since this blog post was first published, the text has been modified to note that the date of the march was moved from 24 March to 31 March*** In Zimbabwe, corruption is a daily burden all citizens have to carry: be it the bribes they pay or the disastrous public services they receive. When it […]

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Anti-Corruption Day in Bangladesh

On 9 December 2011, people travelling through Savar were greeted with an unexpected sight. In the midst of buses and cars, a stream of cyclists burst through the traffic, each wearing a matching green t-shirts and matching white baseball caps. At the University of Dhaka, a similar-looking group made a human chain in front of […]

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2011 in words and pictures

An illustrated, month-by-month look at some of the top corruption-related stories and trends of 2011. January Mohamed Bouazizi sets himself ablaze in defiance of bribe-seeking police. The death of the 26 year-old Tunisian fruit vendor serves as a catalyst for a surge of protests that quickly unfurl across North Africa and the Middle East. We […]

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Palestine celebrates International Anti-Corruption Day

Athletics, integrity awards and murals – Stephanie Twigg takes a look at Anti-Corruption Day in Palestine. Stephanie is interning in Transparency International’s Middle East and North Africa Department.  At the end of a year where the political landscape in the Arab world has been transformed, Transparency International’s Palestine Chapter, AMAN, has organised a series of events […]

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“Be honest, be great!” Anti-Corruption Day around the world

9 December is International Anti-Corruption Day. Rachel Beddow, online communications intern at Transparency International, picks out some highlights from around the world. According to UN General Secretary Ban Ki-moon, corruption may marginalise people, but it will not silence them. As the world celebrates Anti-Corruption Day, Transparency International is speaking out against corruption worldwide. There is […]

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Human Rights Day and the link to anti-corruption

Human Rights Day 10 December follows closely on the heels of Anti-Corruption Day, 9 December, which is not just a coincidence. They stand together because human rights are far more likely to be safeguarded in a world where there is no corruption. Andrea Figari, programme manager for Advocacy & Protection of Anti-corruption Advocates at Transparency […]

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Anti-corruption Day 2010: Talking about corruption is talking about our lives!

Today is Anti-Corruption Day, created in 2003 by the United Nations to raise awareness of corruption and of the role of the UN Convention against Corruption in combating and preventing it. But when we refer to corruption, what do we talk about? What does it mean for people’s lives? Looking at it closely, we don’t […]

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