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Paying a high price for transparency – journalists under fire

For two decades, Sri Lankan journalist Poddala was renowned for exposing corruption in health, education and transport. He uncovered one of his country’s biggest ever tax scams. That was until he was abducted and brutally beaten. His fingers on his right hand were crushed and burned severely, making him another tragic example of the brutal […]

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Five challenges when making defence budgets more transparent

Maria Gili and Leah Wawro of Transparency International’s Defence and Security Programme outline obstacles to more transparency and accountability in how countries spend their defence budgets.   Defence budgets are the primary tool that legislators and civil society can use to hold their governments and armed forces to account and see how their taxes are […]

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Is corruption winning in Peru?

Alejandro Salas is the Regional Director for the Americas at Transparency International. The following article was first published on Fox News Latino. Listening to Peruvian media in recent days, there is one question that keeps reappearing – is corruption winning in our country? Over half of Peru’s population perceives corruption to be the main problem […]

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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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Towards a New Press Law for Tunisia

This post was written by Toby Mendel, founder and president of the Centre for Law and Democracy. The revolution is underway in Tunisia and there is a wonderful feeling that anything can be done in terms of securing freedom of expression and other human rights. The bad guys are out, the good guys are in […]

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Looking back at Davos

Last week I attended the annual World Economic Forum meeting in Davos, where 2,500 leaders of government, industry, and civil society gather to discuss global challenges. While dealing with inequality and social inclusion seems to be the problem on many lips this week, I noticed a growing recognition that if we don’t tackle corruption, other […]

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Reporting on corruption, at a price

To illustrate how public sector corruption impacts on different issues, such as development and freedom of expression, we asked our friends at other organisations to let us know how public sector corruption affecting the areas that they work on. We hope you’ll join in the discussions on the multi-dimensional effects of corruption and, most importantly, […]

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First Latin American Conference on Investigative Journalism

Investigative journalists open doors and help society evolve from a culture of secrecy to one where transparency, good governance and public accountability are the core values. On 15-18 August, Transparency International (TI) and Instituto Prensa y Sociedad (IPYS) brought together journalists from all over Latin America and beyond to the first Latin American Conference on […]

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