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​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.

Can the Philippines' Afford a Single Aquino Term in Office?

Daniel Wagner | Posted 09.02.2014 | World
Daniel Wagner

The Philippines cannot afford to backtrack. If the constitution is not changed, and Aquino does not run, win, and serve a second term, the country risks losing its hard won gains, and could easily fall back into some bad habits.

Islamic Extremism in Africa

Daniel Wagner | Posted 08.25.2014 | World
Daniel Wagner

In spite of all the resources devoted to fighting Somalia-based Al Shabaab in recent years, the group has grown stronger, and continues to cross the region's borders with impunity. The same is true with Boko Haram in Nigeria and Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb.

Kenya, Corruption, and Terrorism

Daniel Wagner | Posted 08.18.2014 | World
Daniel Wagner

Kenya is too important to fail. The government knows it, and so donor governments. So its dependence on foreign aid will also continue. Let us hope that Kenya does not become part of the African Confederation of Failed States.

Nepal's Inspiring Anti-Corruption Activist

Subhash Ghimire | Posted 07.15.2014 | Impact
Subhash Ghimire

Nepali media is littered with cases of misuse of public funds in every part of the country. One woman is fighting to change that.

Corruption -- An Epidemic of Epic Scale in India

Siddharth Chatterjee | Posted 06.04.2014 | World
Siddharth Chatterjee

Corruption is an epidemic tearing into India's foundation and economic wellbeing. It can only be fixed by those who live in this country -- 'we, the people'.

Transparency International Nixes Edward Snowden

Russell Mokhiber | Posted 03.31.2014 | Business
Russell Mokhiber

When Transparency International (TI) met in November 2013 for its annual meeting in Berlin, on the table was a resolution, sponsored by TI Germany and...

Putin's Sochi Challenge

Daniel Wagner | Posted 04.07.2014 | World
Daniel Wagner

While Mr. Putin may rightly bask in the light of his many accomplishments in foreign policy, and having presided over the energy boom that thrived during much of his first term in office, he is now faced with some serious issues that cast a pall over Sochi.

Anti-Corruption Is Marching Ahead

Frank Vogl | Posted 02.18.2014 | World
Frank Vogl

As hundreds of millions of people, many very poor, across most of the world obtain Internet connections, see web-based news that governments find hard to censor, even in China, so the pressures on authorities to attack graft mounts.

Middle East and North Africa: Holding Public and Private Corruption Accountable

Mehrunisa Qayyum | Posted 02.16.2014 | World
Mehrunisa Qayyum

Since December 9th was "International Anti-Corruption Day", global watchdog Transparency International encouraged dialogue over Twitter using the m...

Corruption Is Bad And Getting Worse In Mideast Hotspots

AP | DAVID RISING | Posted 12.03.2013 | World

BERLIN (AP) — Corruption is bad and getting worse in three Middle Eastern countries that experienced Arab Spring uprisings launched in part to comba...

Which Country Has The Greasiest Palms?

The Huffington Post | Carlo Davis | Posted 07.10.2013 | World

If you paid a bribe sometime in the last year, you are not alone. According to a new survey by corruption watchdog Transparency International, more th...

Sin, Corruption And What Religions Can Do About It

Katherine Marshall | Posted 07.22.2013 | Religion
Katherine Marshall

Religious ideas, leaders, institutions and communities are missing links in much of the public conversation about public integrity. That is not as it should be.

Lebanese Journalists Trained to Cover/Uncover Corruption

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 06.21.2013 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

It's a very ambitious plan that will require a gargantuan effort on journalists' part given the stakes involved, as members of parliament and ministers are not obliged to divest themselves of business interests.

Kenya's Message to the West

Daniel Wagner | Posted 05.22.2013 | World
Daniel Wagner

Uhuru Kenyatta's disputed election to the presidency of Kenya earlier this month raises a host of questions regarding its legality, Kenyatta's indictment at the International Criminal Court (ICC), and whether Kenya will become isolated as a result.

The Road Ahead for Bulgaria

Daniel Wagner | Posted 03.15.2013 | World
Daniel Wagner

If Bulgaria seeks to attract more foreign investment and become a more mainstream EU member, Sofia must address the corruption issue head on. Moreover, the Bulgarian people must continue to demand greater accountability from their leaders.

How to Fix Italy After the Divisive Vote

Anne Koch | Posted 05.06.2013 | World
Anne Koch

Italians face the spectacle of continued political gridlock with the old elites, many tainted by corruption scandals, still holding the balance of power. What this shows more than anything else is a profound crisis in the relationship between the governed and their rulers.

Malaise in Malaysia: Corruption in High Places

Azeem Ibrahim | Posted 05.22.2013 | World
Azeem Ibrahim

Malaysia may not be in big trouble yet. While it still has a robust free press and whistleblowers are protected, the current issues have a chance to be addressed fairly. But the media is under pressure to conform and whistleblowers have been arrested instead of the corrupt officials.

Let The Sun Shine In

Katherine Marshall | Posted 01.21.2013 | Religion
Katherine Marshall

More than ever before, strong and creative advocates and allies need to translate the power of information into a greater power for good. Miracles can come from the information revolution and its capacity to bring sunlight to topics that were long obscure.

Banks Need a Culture Shock

Karen Egger | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Karen Egger

In the world of high finance, instilling a culture of integrity is not an easy sell, but it is a necessary one. As we have seen over the past years, too much is at stake.

Corporate Bribes May Be On The Rise

Reuters | Posted 11.06.2012 | Business

* Only a few nations cracking down on corporate bribery, watchdog says * Companies may be more tempted to use bribes in recession ...

'Opaque' Companies Contributed To Financial Crisis, Survey Finds

Reuters | Posted 09.08.2012 | Business

* Multinationals have improved transparency but much more still to do * Financial sector lags in providing information on operations ...

Practicing What You Preach: A Lesson for Walmart's Bosses

Cobus de Swardt | Posted 06.26.2012 | Business
Cobus de Swardt

Allegations that Walmart paid millions of dollars in bribes to build up its empire in Mexico should act as a warning sign to corporations everywhere. A culture of bribery in a subsidiary is unacceptable, but failing to deal with it would be even worse.

Senegalese Leaders Are Out of Touch With Their People

Mouhamadou Mbodj | Posted 04.25.2012 | World
Mouhamadou Mbodj

If there was a case study on how not to run an election, this would be it. The young people of Senegal deserve better and, if we go back to basics, it may be that we can learn from these unfortunate events.

A Year After Corruption Ignited the Arab Spring, Do Citizens Have a Greater Voice?

Cobus de Swardt | Posted 02.28.2012 | World
Cobus de Swardt

When citizens are silenced, fraud and corruption from the financial sector to building safety, go unchecked with disastrous consequences for economy and society. This year the world has been rocked by a Tunisian fruit seller who refused to let his voice go unheard.