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Anti Corruption

Left and Right Must Work Together to Battle Government Corruption

Charlotte Hill | Posted 11.10.2014 | Politics
Charlotte Hill

Just as both parties are complicit in corruption, ordinary people from all across the political spectrum are fed up with it. We just express it differently.

China Seeks Foreign Help To Hunt Down Corrupt Officials

AP | DIDI TANG | Posted 11.08.2014 | World

BEIJING (AP) — China's graft busters want foreign help in their "fox hunt" for corrupt officials who have fled the country and stashed their ill-got...

Will Obama Challenge Corrupt Governments At Key Summits?

Frank Vogl | Posted 11.05.2014 | World
Frank Vogl

The forces of corruption in many countries -- be they organized crime, violent gangs or government officials -- feel increasingly threatened as the anti-corruption warriors build powerful public support and find officials willing to stand up and join the cause.

Paul Blumenthal

Tallahassee Voters Said No To Big Money, Corruption In City Politics

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- After wealthy donors helped fuel the most expensive midterm election in history, voters in Tallahassee, Florida, passed a referendum to ...

​A ​Courageous Reporter And A Corrupt Chinese Communist Official

Frank Vogl | Posted 09.29.2014 | Crime
Frank Vogl

According to documents released by the court on September 24, Liu Tienan was accused of accepting about $5.8 million in bribes from five companies between 2002 and 2012. Liu Tienan also received a Porsche and a Beijing villa.

To End School Shootings, Tackle Government Corruption

Charlotte Hill | Posted 08.13.2014 | Politics
Charlotte Hill

I think it's possible to stop school shootings, or at least dramatically reduce them. Simply put, we need more gun control. But the sad reality is that we're not going to get more gun control until we've fixed a deeper, more pervasive problem: political corruption.

Syria: Pro-War Senators Took 83% More Money From Military Industry

Josh Silver | Posted 11.12.2013 | Politics
Josh Silver

As soon as Foreign Relations Committee members take money from the very companies that stand to make millions from military action, we the people can no longer be unequivocally sure that they are making decisions purely on the merits of what's best for our nation.

Setting the Tone for Transparency

Badr Jafar | Posted 10.20.2013 | Business
Badr Jafar

Until we develop a culturally-relevant and widely accepted concept of what constitutes poor corporate practice in a specific country or region, we cannot develop mechanisms that effectively promote good governance and stamp out corruption in that location.

A Blow Against Corruption as Oil, Gas and Mining Global Transparency Advances

Frank Vogl | Posted 06.22.2013 | World
Frank Vogl

Shining a bright light on the global operations of major multinational corporations, including details of the cash they pay to foreign governments, will not end corruption. But, it is a very good start on a long and vital journey.

Hilary's Fight for Freedom -- Her Crucial Legacy

Frank Vogl | Posted 05.01.2013 | Politics
Frank Vogl

No U.S. secretary of state devoted as much energy, time and determination to encourage non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in many difficult and dangerous parts of the world to speak truth to power.

How Will India Confront its Corruption Crisis?

Ronak D. Desai | Posted 04.27.2013 | World
Ronak D. Desai

India has a long way to go in its fight against corruption. The task facing the world's largest democracy is a herculean one. Its citizens have proven that they are ready to rise to the challenge. Hopefully, their government is too.

Combating Corruption in Transition Countries

John Sullivan | Posted 03.01.2013 | World
John Sullivan

It is important to recognize that corruption is not just a moral problem: it is an institutional problem, a matter of the underlying incentive structures that determine why things work the way they do. This understanding is key to effecting lasting change.

Is Corruption Getting Worse?

Robert Greenhill | Posted 02.06.2013 | World
Robert Greenhill

Sunday marks World Anti-Corruption Day, a time to pause and ask ourselves: is corruption getting worse or are we simply becoming more open about discussing the problems that exist?

Rethinking the Fight Against Corruption

Daniel_Kaufmann | Posted 01.28.2013 | World
Daniel_Kaufmann

Merely adopting a new anti-corruption law, creating another commission, or launching another 'campaign' will not get the job done. We can no longer fight corruption by simply fighting corruption alone.

Chicago's Corruption Doesn't End at City Limits

Dick Simpson | Posted 08.25.2012 | Chicago
Dick Simpson

The usual story has been that Chicago is corrupt but the suburbs are examples of honest, effective government. This week, with University of Illinois at Chicago colleagues and students, I am releasing a report that proves that popular image false.

More Corporate Executives Are Using Bribery In Hunt For Growth

Reuters | Posted 07.22.2012 | Business

LONDON, May 23 (Reuters) - A growing number of senior executives around the world are willing to pay bribes to win or keep business, as the hunt for...

Spirituality in India: Countering the Roots of Corruption

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar | Posted 05.30.2012 | World
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

Spirituality and practices offer a counterweight to corruption and bring ethics and fair practice to government, business, and daily life.

Corruption Watchdogs Have a Hot New Blogger: Jack Abramoff

Steve Clemons | Posted 04.04.2012 | Media
Steve Clemons

Holy Indian reservation roulette wheels Batman! The newly launched Republic Report, an anti-corruption blog focusing on how self-interested dollars are warping the public-interest responsibilities of America's democratic institutions, has actually hired convicted felon Jack Abramoff to be one of its lead bloggers.

Harvard Punishes Free Speech in India

Cleo Paskal | Posted 02.18.2012 | Media
Cleo Paskal

It's going from bad to worse to farce for free speech in India. In fact, by the time you reach the end of this blog, its contents might be illegal on the subcontinent.

Technology Is Helping the Fight Against Corruption

Caroline Anstey | Posted 02.08.2012 | Technology
Caroline Anstey

As we mark International Anti-Corruption Day, we should acknowledge that there is no single quick fix for curbing corruption. But there are steps that can and should be taken to raise the cost of being corrupt -- to send a powerful message that corruption doesn't pay.

Weeding Out Corruption In India

Cleo Paskal | Posted 01.04.2012 | World
Cleo Paskal

From the newly educated middle class to those in rural areas, people are becoming aware that the local corrupt officials are part of a larger system that is smothering the country and stealing the future from their children.

Roots of Corruption in India

Cleo Paskal | Posted 01.02.2012 | World
Cleo Paskal

Individual by individual, an anti-corruption wave is growing within Indian civil society. In recent months, people from all sectors of Indian society have said 'enough is enough' and, each in their own way, are doing something about it.

Corrupt Times Lead India To Spiritual Leaders

Lisa Cleary | Posted 01.02.2012 | Religion
Lisa Cleary

Anna Hazare has tapped into a spiritual appeal -- renunciation, fasting, asceticism. This has made it difficult for the government to oppose him without appearing churlish.

Oldest Tech, Newest Hero?

Alan W. Silberberg | Posted 10.22.2011 | Technology
Alan W. Silberberg

Due to a combination of demographics, technology and tradition, the biggest social media in India is not one of those we think of usually.

Dan Froomkin

Dodd-Frank Provision: Human Rights Groups Call On SEC To Finalize Rule

HuffingtonPost.com | Dan Froomkin | Posted 09.13.2011 | Politics

A major international anti-corruption provision in the Dodd-Frank financial reform legislation remains stalled at the Securities and Exchange Commissi...