Local elections in Ukraine, a lesson in corruption.

Local elections in Ukraine, a lesson in corruption.

Local elections in Ukraine, a lesson in corruption. Photo credit: Oleksandra Chernova Iryna Matviyishyn is a journalist and blogger from Lviv, Ukraine. She writes about the recent local elections in Ukraine and how the country still has quite some distance to go before it becomes free from corruption. On 25th October, Ukrainians voted for mayors [...]

#FeesMustFall and corruption in South Africa

#FeesMustFall and corruption in South Africa

#FeesMustFall and corruption in South Africa The brink of a revolution which is now correctly directed! Many were skeptical to join the recent university student action against fee increases in South Africa.  It’s a known yet relatively unpublished fact that annual fee protests especially at a university level are linked to Student Representative Council (SRC) [...]

The Inefficiency Of Corruption

The Inefficiency Of Corruption

The inefficiency of corruptionOr why corruption does not benefit an economy Although there are still people who stick to the view that corruption in some cases “greases the wheels” theory, as well as empirics, reveal the opposite of this perspective. Most economists consider corruption to be a major obstacle to development as it is partly [...]

The winds of change blow in Paraguay (Part 3)

The winds of change blow in Paraguay (Part 3)

The winds of change blow in Paraguay (Part 3)VITAM IMPENDERE VERO A lot has happened since the University president; Mr. Froilán Peralta submitted his resignation a few weeks ago. To begin with, Mr. Peralta was sent to prison, where he will await trial. Not before proving that life is stranger than fiction, faking a heart [...]

The winds of change blow in Paraguay (Part 2)

The winds of change blow in Paraguay (Part 2)

The winds of change blow in Paraguay (Part 2)Participation of the press and social media Only one local channel (Canal 13) remained active in the covering of the events since day one, with an outstanding job broadcasting all the events almost uninterruptedly. A cultural photography project named “Fotociclo” also had a remarkable participation constantly publishing [...]

The winds of change blow in Paraguay (Part 1)

The winds of change blow in Paraguay (Part 1)

The winds of change blow in Paraguay (Part 1) Winds of change are blowing at the National University of Asunción (UNA), the largest and most prestigious University in Paraguay, which on Thursday celebrated 126 years of existence amid a student protest within the Campus demanding changes to the statutes and the resignation of the University’s [...]

ACI’s Story Reaches the TI Summer School on Integrity

ACI’s Story Reaches the TI Summer School on Integrity

In Vilnius, Lithuania, 120 young individuals from more than 50 countries gathered at the Transparency International Summer School on Integrity (TISI), from 6th-12th of July, to expand their knowledge and expertise on anti-corruption and to add their own perspective on corruption. Three members of Anti-Corruption International, Ania Ankowska (IB Representative for East Europe and Russia), [...]

AntiCorruption International – Ireland national chapter officially launched

AntiCorruption International – Ireland national chapter officially launched

Anti-Corruption International – Ireland national chapter officially launchedOn a truly eventful week in Irish history in relation to a referendum that granted equality to same-sex couples in terms of civil marriage rights, Ireland makes another significant contribution to positive change as it launched the Ireland chapter of Anti-Corruption International (ACI). Attended by some members of [...]

Anti-Corruption International Holds Its First Annual General Meeting

Anti-Corruption International Holds Its First Annual General Meeting

Anti-Corruption International Holds Its First Annual General MeetingMay 18, 2015 is another momentous date etched in the history of Anti-Corruption International (ACI) as the day it held its first ever Annual General Meeting (AGM). After weeks of preparations including the time allotted for candidacies, campaigns and a 24-hour voting period for the election of a [...]

ACI Moving Forward

ACI Moving Forward

ACI Moving ForwardIt is remarkably overwhelming and inspiring to see how ACI is being well-received and supported on a global scale. In the span of a few days, ACI’s initiative and campaign for the youth-led fight against corruption has reached thousands of people within our network and beyond. As of this writing, we have managed [...]