Category: IACC News

Race and audio-visual: Topics at the 2019 Double Exposure

The issue of race, as well as, how to tell compelling stories through audio-visual took the front burner at the 2019 Double Exposure Investigative Film Festival and Symposium. The 4-day event, held at the Washington DC, the commercial nerve of the United States, was a gathering of investigative filmmakers and journalists from around the world…. Read more »

Transparency is the new objectivity

Do new organisations need to be transparent about their priorities and agenda? At the Double Exposure Investigative Film Festival in Washington DC, Jay Rosen, a journalism professor at the New York University thinks so. He has been touching media skills for 33 years and says that now more than ever, journalists need to show the public the… Read more »

The Big Chill: What do increased risks for whistleblowers mean for journalism going forward?

At Double Exposure Investigative Film Festival in Washington DC in October, I took part in a panel on whistleblowing. I spoke about my experience as a journalist working with refugee whistleblowers, who often have no real recourse to a legal system and are almost completely reliant on the organisations they’re accusing. Other speakers included Erika… Read more »

Trust: the fifth element of the documentary

Trust is the most important thing in a relationship between a filmmaker and a person in the film (showcased in Double Exposure Investigative Film Festival). They do not like to use the word “subject” of the movie, so they try to avoid it. Accepting the thing that the movie will expose your situation and it… Read more »

Journalists and digital security

Ask any journalist what is one of their worst fear and most probably they will tell you security. Journalists are always under threat irrespective of what issues they cover be it politics, business, sports or any other beat. So, last week when I received communication that the IACC’s Young Journalists attending Double Exposure Investigative Film… Read more »

LABELING, VERIFYING AND AUTHENTICATING MEDICINES

One label, one SMS, one verification! – this is our authentication process, further, it is what we promise our partners and the public consumers on brand medicines and vaccines consumed. We recently launched our blockchain platform; http://safe.uthabiti.org/ and through signed partnerships, we will work with health products manufacturers, funders and/or policymakers to label medicines across… Read more »

EMPOWERING YOUNG PEOPLE TO FIGHT CORRUPTION IN BOGOTA

In Colombia there is a culture of acceptance towards corruption because people feel powerless to take action. This has inspired us at Fundacion Koikos to launch a programme to empower people to fight everyday corruption. Young people have a particularly important role to play in our goal of changing the passive Colombian culture to a… Read more »

How can anyone fight corruption?

In Fundacion Koikos we are promoting the use of the petition of right to foster transparency and empower low income residents of Bogota. In the first stage of our program we launched three workshops in public schools. We had a total of seventy-one participants including students, teachers and social leaders. In the workshops the participants… Read more »

UNODC Training Judges to Prevent Corruption and Promote Integrity

During the process to establish the Global Judicial Integrity Network, a network of – and platform for – judges to promote judicial integrity and combat judicial corruption around the world, numerous judges mentioned the lack of training in this domain and pointed to the need for a course which could be universally applicable and provide… Read more »

Stepping up the fight against Counterfeit drugs and Medicines

The pharmaceutical industry in Kenya is growing at a rapid pace and offers excellent opportunities for exporters and manufacturers to establish their products and services in the lucrative market for pharmaceuticals in East Africa. Kenya is currently the largest producer of pharmaceutical products in the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) region, supplying… Read more »

How Corruption, Bad Governance Helped Make Nigeria Poverty Capital of the World

  Corruption, either directly or indirectly, is the bane of poverty in Nigeria, various reports and researches have suggested. The Corruption Perceptions Index, released annually by Transparency International (TI), also gives credence to the pervasive corruption in the sub-Saharan country. Nigeria has always floated at the bottom of the list, among the most corrupt nations… Read more »

19th International Anti-Corruption Conference will take place on 2-5 June 2020 in Seoul, Korea

The International Anti-Corruption Conference (IACC) Council and Transparency International (TI) announced that the next IACC to take place on 2-5 June 2020 in Seoul, Korea. “The IACC brings the global anti-corruption community to forge new alliances and strategies to advance in the anti-corruption agenda. It is the world’s most important independent platform. We thank our… Read more »

The Danish Fairytale Revisited

  A series of major corruption scandals is testing Denmark’s status as one of the world’s least corrupt countries. How did Denmark develop its law-abiding character, and what sort of sophisticated corruption thrives in Denmark? There was a time, not too long ago, that Denmark was officially recognised as the least corrupt country in the… Read more »

Kyrgyzstan: On the Path to Creating a Digital Society

  Kyrgyzstan is perhaps the only country in Central Asia where power is changing – its fifth elected president Sooronbay Jeenbekov is already in his second year in power. It is also the only country in the region that devotes a lot of attention to digitisation – convinced that it will prove to be a… Read more »

In Ghana, Technology Partners with Citizens and Media to Fight Corruption

    A group of activists, software developers, journalists and bloggers are gathered inside a room at the Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST) headquarters in Accra for a hackathon. Their goal: to collaborate and generate ideas for a software project that will help in the fight against corruption. The hackathon was jointly organised by… Read more »