Archive

2 Jan

German media’s role in reporting corruption

Author: Sara Bundtzen The role of the media is critical in reporting corruption and raising public awareness. The performance of the media is, however, dependent on a number of political, economic and legal aspects: media freedom of expression, access to information, ownership, competition, outreach and credibility are some of the key factors that have significant […]

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2 Jan

Media Censorship and Corruption in Cuba: An Abuse Enshrined in Law

By: Sjamme van de Voort PhD student and freelance risk analyst focussing on Cuba @sjammevndvoort After weeks of doing interviews all around Cuba during the summer of 2014, I took a day off to explore Baracoa, a city in eastern Cuba. Beyond the eastern peaks of the Sierra Maestra, Baracoa is isolated, and deliveries had […]

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15 Dec

Corruption In Indonesian Forestry And The Role Of ASEAN

By Teodor Kalpakchiev Introduction Deforestation is one of the concerns of climate change and is often intertwined with problems relating to good governance or multi-level governance. This paper reviews the case of Indonesia, which is the world’s largest exporter of timber and a leader in the ASEAN relations. It is structured as follows: first part  focuses […]

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11 Dec

What is Corruption?

What is corruption? When you look for the term corruption on google you usually encounter a fairly basic understanding of the problem of corruption: “dishonest or fraudulent conduct by those in power, typically involving bribery”. But is it really this simple? In this article Ben Wheatland, a graduate of the MA in Corruption & Governance […]

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7 Dec

Corruption & Climate Change in Tunisia

Climate Change is the most important issue of the 21st century. The phenomenon is threatening the life of millions of people, animals and plants on earth. The impact of Climate Change is affecting the Earth’s atmosphere, causing severe weather conditions and inducing the spread of life-threatening diseases. The impact of Climate Change is affecting the […]

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18 Nov

Fiddling while Rome Burns or How Corruption Is Killing a Competitive Spirit

After the last preparations to one of the most epic sport events have been finished. The Olympic Games 2016 kicked off with a fancy welcoming show. And so did the scandals around it. The street chaos, led to polluted water, and the Zika virus outbreak show: “Collapse” is going to be a synonym to “Olympics […]

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18 Nov

The potential for a world sport anti-corruption agency?

Undoubtedly, the most controversial event at this summer’s Olympic Games, to be held in Rio, Brazil, has been the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) decision not to order a blanket ban on Russian athletes competing at the event. Whilst this on its own is a contentious decision, and one that will be argued over for the […]

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18 Nov

illegal tax evasion vs legal tax avoidance

How should the EU deal with financial havens, offshore accounts and tax avoidance regulations in Member States and EaP countries.    The issue of managing tax evasion on an EU level is a problematic one. Tax policy has traditionally remained within the national sphere of policy making. However, as the Panama Papers and LuxLeaks have […]

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