Journalists Covering Corruption Honored

The US-based National Endowment for Democracy will present its 2017 Democracy Award on June 7 in Washington, DC in a ceremony on Capitol Hill. Of the five awards presented, two will be given to investigative journalists. Rafael Marques de Morais, who has been imprisoned in Angola for his work, investigated government corruption and abuses in the country’s diamond industry. Denys Bihus leads TOM 14, a group of investigative journalists in Ukraine, and hosts the anti-corruption TV program, Nashi Hroshi (Our Money)

Source: NED

Posted on: June 5, 2017

Why More Tech Hasn’t Delivered More Democracy

New media and handy apps are great tools, but can they stop corruption and abuse of power? No, argues this piece from Foreign Policy: "Technology does not solve some basic challenges of democracy building, above all, stirring citizens to engage in collective action and the establishment of effective representative institutions."

Source: Foreign Policy

Posted on: June 13, 2015