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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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Fighting corruption in 2011

Today’s launch of the 2011  Corruption Perceptions Index, notes Christina zur Nedden of Transparency International’s Communications Department, serves as a timely occasion to reflect on our efforts to fight corruption in 2011. Corruption high on the agenda This has been a big year for anti-corruption work and public awareness of corruption has risen substantially. Unprecedented […]

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Tackling sports corruption in Israel

Rachel Fisch, Projects and Administration Manager at TI-Israel, talks about the movement towards more transparency and ethics in Israel’s sports organisations. While FIFA have promised to act on Transparency International’s recommendations, Transparency International Israel is also working on transparency and ethics in Israeli sport. We just held a conference that evoked a great deal of interest in the […]

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What are the prospects for FIFA reform?

By Roger Pielke, Jr. a professor at the University of Colorado. This post is based on a recent paper “How Can FIFA be Held Accountable?” which will be presented at the 2011 Play the Game conference in Cologne in October. Roger blogs at https://leastthing.blogspot.com In 1983, upon learning that that the 1986 World Cup was […]

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Our anti-corruption plan for FIFA

Today Transparency International published recommendations for building transparency at FIFA. These are based on years of experience working with organisations in government and the private sector to control corruption. FIFA is a special case though. That is why we are proposing the creation of an independent oversight multi-stakeholder group to oversee investigations of corruption allegations […]

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Two faces of football, and two futures

By Sylvia Schenk, Transparency International’s senior advisor for sport. This Sunday Berlin’s Olympic Stadium was packed to the rafters for the opening day of the Women’s World Cup. What better sign of a growing sport with a great future ahead of it? However, away from the pitch, things are not looking so positive, as the […]

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What should FIFA do about corruption: version 2.0

By Sylvia Schenk, Transparency International’s senior advisor for sport. Earlier this year, after a wave of corruption allegations aimed at FIFA, football’s world governing body, I put forward a series of recommendations to build up a strong anti-corruption regime within FIFA to help restore the organisation’s tarnished image. After last week’s farce, when Sepp Blatter […]

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Football politics: calling on FIFA

The Guardian just published this on their “FIFA in crisis” live blog: Transparency International, the global anti-corruption organisation, has joined the Football Association in demanding Fifa postpone the uncontested election that will extend Sepp Blatter’s presidency to a fourth term.

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A shot in the dark: FIFA’s new anti-corruption plan

Sylvia Schenk, senior advisor for sport at Transparency International reacts to FIFA’s latest anti-corruption programme. The goalposts have moved yet again. In early January, when we were still recovering from New Year’s parties and FIFA from the scandal surrounding the award of the 2018 and 2022 World Cups to Russia and Qatar, Sepp Blatter promised […]

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What should FIFA do about corruption?

Sylvia Schenk, senior advisor for sport at Transparency International offers some suggestions on what makes a good anti-corruption programme. Clearly Sepp Blatter, the head of FIFA, football’s governing body, spent the holiday season mulling over the impact of the corruption scandal at FIFA. Sport plays an important role in the lives of fans and players […]

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