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Sex, Lies, and a New Turkish Constitution

Turkey finds itself amidst a growing sex tape scandal. It has led to 10 resignations within the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP), the nationalist opposition party. Parliament head Mehmet Ali Şahin has argued that the scandal targets no individual political party and threatens the country’s entire political system. However, the allegations center on the sexual activity…

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Updated Q&A on Open Government Partnership Website RFP

(Editor’s note: this post is on behalf of the Open Government Partnership) In response to vendor questions on the Open Government website RFP, OGP is posting responses below to aid vendors in the development of their proposals. Regarding “core site content will be translated into key languages (English, French, Spanish, Portuguese) ahead of time.”: is…

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Fake Journalism at Home Helps Cameroonian Asylum-Seekers Abroad

Journalists and asylum seekers are not the first characters you think about when it comes to schemes to manipulate information in the media, but that can change if you’re in Cameroon. Reporter Asong Ndifor explains in his story “Fake Journalism at Home Helps Cameroonian Asylum-Seekers Abroad,” part of the Corruption and the Media series in…

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Summer Research Associate Slots Filled

We’re in the bittersweet position of announcing that we will no longer be accepting expressions of interest for 2011 summer research associate positions (our polite term for internships) here at Global Integrity. We unexpectedly (and happily) have some existing research associates staying through the summer, and are literally out of desks to house anyone beyond…

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The State Department Goes Insane

The Wall Street Journal’s Corruption Currents blog just blew my mind with this news item (paywall): The [US State] department recently amended its procurement regulations to allow foreign nationals to handle acquisitions of $25,000 or less, but only in countries with a score of at least five on the Transparency International Corruption Perceptions Index, an…

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