New OCCRP Database on “Exposed Persons”

A new platform, ID Search, is now available to search for documents and data on crime, corruption, and "Politically Exposed Persons." Developed by the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project, the database integrates over two million documents drawn from official watchlists, gazettes of commerce, company records, leaks, and court cases.

Source: OCCRP

Posted on: May 31, 2016

Study: Corruption a Leading Indicator of Unrest

Corruption is a leading indicator of social and economic instability, according to a new study by the Institute for Economics and Peace, a Sydney-based think tank. The report identified 64 countries at tipping points for which small increases in corruption lead to large decreases in peace.

Source: Institute for Economics and Peace

Posted on: June 1, 2015

New j4t Group Takes on Corruption in Food Supply

“Spoiled: Corruption from Farm to Table" is the first project of the new Journalists for Transparency (j4t). The multimedia effort investigates corruption of the food supply in a half-dozen countries. This cross-border initiative grew out of the talented young journalists group working with the International Anti-Corruption Conference.

Source: Journalists for Transparency

Posted on: September 6, 2014

BBC Interactive Map: Countries and Bribes

One person in four has paid a bribe to a public body in the last year, according to a survey carried out in 95 countries by Transparency International. The poor record of some African nations on bribery stands out. The countries with the lowest rate are Denmark, Finland, Japan and Australia.

Source: BBC News

Posted on: July 18, 2013

Nominations Open for 2013 Transparency Int’l Awards

The Integrity Awards recognise the courage and determination of the many individuals and organisations fighting corruption around the world. Launched in 2000, the Awards have honoured remarkable individuals and organisations worldwide, including journalists, public prosecutors, government officials and civil society leaders.

Source: Transparency International

Posted on: April 18, 2013

Story of the Day: Inside a Corrupt State

Some NGOs increasingly use the tools of investigative journalism to expose corruption and crime. In this video, Global Witness goes undercover to reveal the corrupt practices at the top of governance in Sarawak, Malaysia’s largest state, on the island of Borneo.

Source: Global Witness

Posted on: March 21, 2013