Global corruption snapshots: 20 Feb 2015

Russia: Comic book aims to stamp out corruption Moscow's city government is using a comic book to educate officials on how to avoid corrupt practices, it's reported. The book, called "Combating Corruption", has so far been used to teach 30,000 civil servants not to take bribes, the Izvestiya newspaper reports – BBC.COM   Romanian prosecutors Read more >

Global corruption snapshots: 12 Feb 2015

'Kenyans' paying millions to shed off refugee status Millions of shillings are changing hands between people seeking national identity cards and registration officials in northern Kenya, a task force investigating double registration heard this week. The task force is seeking to establish the number of genuine Kenyans who registered with the United Nation High Commissioner Read more >

Global corruption snapshots: 05 Feb 2015

Petrobras CEO steps down amid corruption scandal Embattled Brazilian oil company Petrobras said on Wednesday the company's chief executive officer and five other top figures stepped down amid a long-running and massive kickback scandal at the firm. Government-run Petrobras said in a one-line statement on its website that CEO Maria das Gracas Foster and five Read more >

Global corruption snapshots: 30 Jan 2015

Bombardier Transportation accused of corruption in South Korea Bombardier Transportation was investigated in South Korea over corruption allegations but never charged, CBC's French-language service Radio-Canada has learned. A task force led by Korean prosecutors alleges that Bombardier, based in Quebec, offered gifts and trips to Canada for civil servants and politicians who decided to choose Read more >

Global corruption snapshots: 22 January 2015

Pressure grows on Fifa as secret FA documents made available to MPs A pressure group has called for a new Fifa reform commission to lead a fundamental overhaul of football’s scandal-hit world governing body. Speaking at the New Fifa Now summit in Brussels, the MP Damian Collins said the new commission should be overseen by Read more >

Global corruption snapshots: 15 January 2015

Wikileaks for Africa? Introducing Afrileaks A new service launched on 13 January hopes to safely connect whistle-blowers with investigative journalists, encouraging a ‘new culture of accountability and justice’ across the African continent. It’s the first of its kind to provide ongoing technical training in how to “verify and investigate the quality of leaks”. (The Guardian). Read more >

Global corruption snapshots: 18 Dec 2014

Sports governance in the spotlight Beginning in February, global watchdog Transparency International will publish a series of articles under the rubric Corruption and Sport, highlighting the latest research from the world’s top authorities in our efforts to explain what has gone wrong in sport, why it matters and what needs to be done to fix Read more >

Global corruption snapshots: 27 Nov 2014

Turkey bans reporting on corruption investigation of ex-ministers A Turkish court has banned media from reporting on a parliamentary investigation into corruption allegations against four ex-ministers, a move the opposition says amounts to protecting thieves. – UK Reuters 2014 Corruption Perceptions Index to be launched 3 December This year’s index ranks 175 countries/territories by their Read more >

Global corruption snapshots: 20 Nov 2014

Portugal Interior Minister quits over corruption probe Portugal's interior minister has resigned following an investigation into alleged corruption linked to the allocation of residence permits. Miguel Macedo said he was not implicated in the scandal but was resigning to preserve the credibility of state institutions. Police arrested 11 people, including the head of the country's Read more >