Global corruption snapshots: 16 July 2015

Greece is a victim of its own cronyism and corruption Why is Greece so different and why does the government of Alexis Tsipras send such mixed messages towards Europe? Many people believe that the origins of Greece’s problems lie in its four-century domination by the Ottomans, which meant that it missed defining moments in European Read more >

Global corruption snapshots: 9 July 2015

Image source: Transparency International Thursday, 09/07/2015 – 12:30 Ex-state senator pleads guilty to racketeering in California An ex-California state senator pleaded guilty on Wednesday to a racketeering charge in an organised crime and public corruption case centred in San Francisco’s Chinatown. Leland Yee could face a maximum of 20 years in prison when he is Read more >

Global corruption snapshots: 25 June 2015

Chinese people can report corrupt officials in an instant with this handy app China’s anti-corruption agency has updated the anti-graft app it launched at the beginning of the year so that whistleblowers can now report cases on the spot by uploading photos or videos. Until now, the app could not facilitate multimedia content. It protects Read more >

Global corruption snapshots: 11 June 2015

UNODC assists Senegal in its fight against money-laundering An intensive training on financial investigation delivered to Senegalese authorities ended on 22 May. Organized by UNODC, through its Global Programme against Money-Laundering (GPML), the training sessions on investigative means to fight money-laundering took place in schools and training centres of Dakar, between April and May 2015. Read more >

Global corruption snapshots: 29 May 2015

Fifa corruption scandal: What happens next? The unprecedented twin investigations into FIFA have demonstrated that the opaque organization is subject to the law, not above it. – CNN Renowned Angolan journalist sentenced on libel charge The internationally renowned Angolan investigative journalist Rafael Marques de Morais has been given a six-month suspended sentence after the Luanda Read more >

Global corruption snapshots: 22 May 2015

Counterfeit goods are big business in Paraguay Business is booming in the city of Ciudad del Este along the Paraná River, where Paraguay, Brazil and Argentina meet. The city centre is a warren of street vendors and malls selling goods to flocks of tourists — clothing, footwear, electronics, video games, cosmetics and pharmaceuticals.- USA Today Read more >

Global corruption snapshots: 30 Apr 2015

Guatemala president won't resign after massive anti-corruption demonstration After an estimated 15,000 protesters flooded the central plaza of Guatemala City on Saturday in a grassroots anti-corruption demonstration, President Otto Perez Molina promised justice but said he would not be stepping down as protesters demanded.The weekend protest was organized entirely on social media and seems to Read more >

Global corruption snapshots: 09 Apr 2015

‘The day I stood up alone’ Photographer Boniface Mwangi wanted to protest against corruption in his home country of Kenya. So he made a plan: He and some friends would stand up and heckle during a public mass meeting. But when the moment came … he stood alone. – Arvind Kejriwal revives anti-corruption helpline Read more >

Global corruption snapshots: 26 Feb 2015

Fifa executive D'Hooghe cleared of corruption Fifa executive committee member Michel D'Hooghe has been cleared of corruption by an investigation into the bidding for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups. The governing body's ethics committee found "insufficient evidence to suggest" that the 69-year-old Belgian "had violated their code of ethics". Poll: corruption ‘very serious’ Read more >