Transparency International Releases 2013 Corruption Perceptions Index

by Shannon Walker

Transparency International Releases 2013 Corruption Perceptions Index

by Shannon Walker
This week, Transparency International released its Corruption Perceptions Index for 2013, which focused on the issue of corruption within the public sector.  The results are troubling, and emphasize the importance of combating global corruption.

Corruption at the Heart of Kenyan Mall Attacks?

by Shannon Walker
The horrific attacks that occurred at the Westgate Shopping Mall in Nairobi this past week were a tragic occurrence that brings into stark view the effects of ongoing terrorist activities in the region.  However, they perhaps also point to deeper systemic problems rooted in the widespread corruption that continues to plague Kenya.

Corruption at the Heart of Kenyan Mall Attacks?

by Shannon Walker
  The horrific attacks that occurred at the Westgate Shopping Mall in Nairobi this past week were a tragic occurrence that brings into stark view the effects of ongoing terrorist activities in the region.  However, they perhaps also point to deeper systemic problems rooted in the widespread corruption that continues to plague Kenya.

Edward Snowden the Recipient of Whistleblower Award

by Shannon Walker
Edward Snowden, the whistleblower responsible for leaks which revealed questionable surveillance activities by the NSA and FBI, was the recipient of the 2013 Whistleblower Award.  The award is on behalf of Transparency International, the International Association of Lawyers Against Nuclear Arms, and the Association of German Scientists, and recognizes Snowden’s strong dedication to transparency and the exposition of corrupt practices.  Perhaps tellingly, this is the first year in which Transparency International has lent its support to the Whistleblower Award.

Edward Snowden the Recipient of Whistleblower Award

by Shannon Walker
Edward Snowden, the whistleblower responsible for leaks which revealed questionable surveillance activities by the NSA and FBI, was the recipient of the 2013 Whistleblower Award.  The award is on behalf of Transparency International, the International Association of Lawyers Against Nuclear Arms, and the Association of German Scientists, and recognizes Snowden’s strong dedication to transparency and the exposition of corrupt practices.  Perhaps tellingly, this is the first year in which Transparency International has lent its support to the Whistleblower Award.