TI Joins Campaign #ProtectJournalists

Transparency International has joined the #ProtectJournalists campaign initiated by Reporters Without Borders and supported by a coalition of more than 130 NGOs and media outlets. The campaign calls for the creation of a special representative of the United Nations Secretary General for the Safety of Journalists. José Ugaz, chair of Transparency International said investigative journalism is the “strongest ally corruption fighters have because journalists expose the corrupt. According to the Committee to Protect Journalists, 252 journalists have been killed in the past 25 years because they reported on corruption.

Source: Transparency International

Posted on: September 28, 2017

$6M Anti-Corruption Initiative Builds on Investigative Reporting

The Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) and Transparency International (TI) are joining forces in a unique partnership to attack grand corruption on a global scale. Called the Global Anti-Corruption Consortium, the initiative has raised nearly $6 million in support from the governments of the United States, Argentina, Australia, Denmark, and Norway, and the Open Society Foundations. OCCRP and TI are actively seeking reporting partners.

Source: OCCRP

Posted on: December 7, 2016

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