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I paid a bribe and I’ll tell you about it online

Entrepreneurs and activists are using technology to fight corruption and graft, and the cultures that create it.
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What is blockchain and why should workers care?

Learn how this innovative technology could help companies around the world keep track of their supply chains and find out how their suppliers' workers are treated.
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A TV contest makes officials famous for doing good

Rather than shame corrupt officials, the Integrity Idol TV contest honors the most honest officials and treats them like rock stars.
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U.S.: Iranian regime ‘does not invest in its own people’

U.S. official Brian Hook explains how Iranian authorities prioritize funding their revolutionary ideology abroad over improving their domestic economy.
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Where are the Citgo 6?

More than two years ago, the Maduro regime detained six U.S. oil executives in Venezuela without a trial. When will they be returned to the U.S.?

U.S. envoy connects on VKontakte

U.S. Embassy Moscow just held another chat with Ambassador John Tefft on VKontakte (VK), whose 68 million daily users make it Russia’s most visited...
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How the U.S. and partner nations fight corruption

The United States is helping partner nations develop good governance practices and root out corruption. Learn about these efforts.
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China’s construction companies sow chaos worldwide

A state-owned construction firm is spearheading the PRC's aggression in the South China Sea and driving its economic abuses around the world.
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Outside Iranian prisons, families are desperate for news

After a brutal crackdown, family members waiting outside of prisons in Iran worry that their loved ones face torture and death at the hands of authorities.