New data on Tunisia are as bad as you’d expect — maybe worse. And new Fiji data detail the workings of a tough military regime.
During the course of preparing and publishing the annual Global Integrity Report, there are always some countries that fall behind in terms of fieldwork, data gathering, and/or journalistic reporting. We’re happy to announce that we’ve recently published Integrity Indicators data for Tunisia and Fiji, our first ever scorecards for both countries.
Let us know what you think about the Tunisia scorecard and the Fiji scorecard by commenting on our feedback page.
— Nathaniel Heller
Sadly the 2009 Fiji data will be even more disturbing than this 2008 collation. The abrogation of the Constitution on 10 April means that the current regime is able to do as it pleases without the constraint of any constitutional standards. There are now no High Court judges, all media is now censored, the auditor general who resigned in March no longer needs to be replaced by a person having prescribed skills, the forced retirement this month of any public servant at age 55, except for the junta and a few favoured cronies, will have devasting effects on national institutions (decimating the staffing of schools) and on it goes…Ironically the marketing jingle used to be “Fiji, the way the world should be.”