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Reporter’s Notebook: Russia

By Galina StolyarovaOne day in April 2007, human rights lawyer Olga Tseitlina got a sudden call to a St. Petersburg police station. She had been asked to represent a client detained and fined for allegedly swearing in public. She soon discovered that police had used similar evidence against nearly 100 others. They had all been…

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Call for Experts: Global Integrity Is Hiring Anti-Corruption Experts & Journalists

Global Integrity, an award-winning international non-profit organization dedicated to tracking governance and corruption trends around the world, is seeking interested journalists, researchers, social scientists, and other experts with a background in governance and corruption issues to prepare its Global Integrity Report: 2008. To apply, send a CV or resume with full contact information to [email protected]

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Africa: Why Public Health Programs Are Failing

Global Integrity contributor Thompson Ayodele writes in with an analysis of aid, public health campaigns, and the corruption that prevents medical care from reaching the people who need it most. Health, Africa’s struggle Foreign aid is flowing in in large amounts, but it’s not reaching the people By Thompson Ayodele After decades of neglect the…

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Colombia: FARC Involved in Campaign Financing

Colombian news magazine Semana reports that rebel group FARC was deeply involved in politics in Ecuador and Venezuela, citing documents (confirmed by the AP) detailing correspondence between FARC leaders and politicians of Venezuela and Ecuador. Among the allegations: that FARC considered funding Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa’s 2006 campaign. Oversight and regulation of political financing in…

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The Gap Between Elections and Democracy

Global Integrity’s managing director Nathaniel Heller discusses the work required to move beyond democracies-in-name-only to truly accountable governments, in an op-ed published in the Washington Times. The Gap Between Elections and Democracy By Nathaniel HellerPublished in the Washington Times March 5, 2008 Troubling headlines in recent months from places as disparate as Pakistan, Kenya and…

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Uganda: Laws Alone Will Not Help

Ugandan analyst Jasper Mpiriirwe notes that legal implementations, not legal codes, are the trouble spots in Uganda. Uganda has the largest gap between law and practice of any country Global Integrity studied in 2007. Laws Alone Will Not Help By Jasper MpiriirweReprinted from The Monitor (Kampala), 8 March 2008 I have heard many times the…

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