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Paid News, Treaties and the Indian Media: The Cause Is the Corporation

Marie-Lou Fernandes | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Marie-Lou Fernandes

According to a report by the Press Council of India, the country's news media began declining in the 1980s, when the Times of India began running "advertorials." Editors were pressurized to forgo press ethics, and chase profitability.

Year-End Perspective on Corruption

The 14th Banker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
The 14th Banker

The steady exposure of corruption in our system will have its effect. There is developing a common understanding that the system we have today is broken and that we must find the means to make it constructive.

Radia Tapes and the Indian Media: It's Time for Sensation Now

Marie-Lou Fernandes | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Marie-Lou Fernandes

It's been a month since the first set of Radia tapes was published by Open and Outlook. All through, these two exemplary publications have maintained ...

The Illness Profit System and National Security, Part Two

Stephan A. Schwartz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Stephan A. Schwartz

Science depends on properly executed studies accurately reported in an unbiased way. It is the fundamental code of all experimental research.

Fort Carson Corruption Probe Widens In The Springs

Colorado Springs Gazette | JOHN C. ENSSLIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

A prominent Colorado Springs businessman pleaded guilty Tuesday to giving an "illegal gratuity" to the former construction chief at Fort Carson and ...

Swiss Bankers Clean up Their Act

Peter Bosshard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Peter Bosshard

UBS, one of the world's biggest banks, has been accused of dirty business for years. Now, a leaked document shows that the bank is now making an effort to clean up its act.

Leadership Without Legitimacy: Will the Indian Media Get Its Act Together?

Marie-Lou Fernandes | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Marie-Lou Fernandes

This years, the dissemination of the country's biggest corruption story of the year was managed not but by the Indian media, but by country's citizens -- through the Internet.

Brand India and the Failure of Common Sense

Marie-Lou Fernandes | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Marie-Lou Fernandes

Soon after the Radia tape leaks exposed the cozy relationship between the media and big business houses in India, the very publications that had turne...

Why We Need Whistleblowers In India

Marie-Lou Fernandes | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Marie-Lou Fernandes

Just as America faces the aftermath of Wikileaks, halfway across the globe, in a slightly altered scenario, another of the world's largest democracies...

Fixing the Ship Without Sinking It

Syed Yahya Hussainy | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Syed Yahya Hussainy

Pakistan is not the only country in the world where corruption takes place, but it does seem to be one of the few countries where the approach to reducing corruption actually feeds its existence.

The Illness Profit System and National Security, Part One

Stephan A. Schwartz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Stephan A. Schwartz

If we believe a healthy nation is a national priority, why aren't we getting results?

As Anti-Corruption Day Passes, a Look Back at 2010

Raymond Baker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Raymond Baker

See some of the year's most significant moments in anti-corruption, and vote for the slides you feel represent the biggest challenges or advances.

Afghanistan Corrupted by U.S. and 30 Years of Foreign Meddling

Michael Hughes | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Michael Hughes

General David Petraeus, in a rare public show of indecorum, last week suggested that corruption has been a part of Afghan culture since the country ca...

Russian Shootout: Gangsters Raid Farm in Siberia, Police Shrug

Simon Shuster | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Simon Shuster

2010-12-10-gangsters.jpgThis clip is just one of the horror shows to bubble up since the national media started paying attention to mob rule in regions of Russia.

The Corruption of Corruption

Mark Steinberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Mark Steinberg

I grew up in Chicago, where corruption was a bedrock principle of effective government. Recently, however, it seems to have lost its way.

Keeping Commitments

Raymond Baker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Raymond Baker

This year's International Anti-Corruption Day is marred by a U.S. Chamber of Commerce attempt to weaken the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), our nation's flagship anti-corruption legislation.

Citizens Fiddle, Obama Dances

Robert David Steele | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert David Steele

When things are not going well, until you get the truth out on the table, no matter how ugly, you are not in a position to deal with it. -- Bob Seel...

Will We See WikiLeaks in Arabic Soon?

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Daoud Kuttab

Arab reporters have shown that they are willing to investigate their own communities. The fact that young journalists are learning the tricks of the trade bodes well for the natural progression of this form of investigations.

Leaks Show US Government Always Knew That Pakistan Was Misusing US Taxpayers' Money

Azeem Ibrahim | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Azeem Ibrahim

In an ideal world, the result of these revelations would be that taxpayers' money would stop being misused like this. But I think that in the current political climate, that is actually far too ambitious.

WikiLeaks Cables Show Our Whole Afghan Project Is Flawed

Azeem Ibrahim | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Azeem Ibrahim

The new WikiLeaks cables provides more evidence of government corruption in Afghanistan. What will it take for the allies to agree that the Afghan government isn't worth supporting?

No Labels "Non-Party" Equals "Four More Years" for Wall Street, Goldman Sachs, Grand Theft USA

Robert David Steele | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert David Steele

From the shadows, a "non-party" has emerged called the No Labels, claiming to be comprised of Democrats, Republicans, and Independents. The other 63 p...

Riding While Dead: Widespread Abuse Discovered In RTA's 'Seniors Ride Free' Program

Better Government Association/ Fox Chicago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO--In Chicago, the dead are known to vote. Turns out they also take public transit, according to an investigation by the Better Government Assoc...

Will Schwartz | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Will Schwartz

Within hours of winning their elections, Bill De Blasio, our future public advocate, and John Liu, our comptroller-elect, each demonstrated their own distinct styles of ineptitude.

The Rut in India's Economic Highway

Raymond Baker | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Raymond Baker

As the Indian economy has improved, the amount of illicit money shifted to offshore financial centers has increased as well.

Arnold Fields, Afghanistan Reconstruction Watchdog, BLASTED By Congress

AP | RICHARD LARDNER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The U.S. official charged with combating corruption in the multibillion-dollar effort to rebuild Afghanistan failed Thursday to con...