corruption

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U.S. condemns deaths, arrests in Iran

The U.S. supports the people of Iran and denounces the recent imprisonment of Iranians who were speaking out against government corruption.
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U.S. supports the people of Iran

The United States strongly condemns the arrest of peaceful protesters in Iran. Find out what U.S. officials are saying about the protests in Iran.
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New sanctions target corrupt actors, rights abusers

President Trump's new sanctions — the first related to the 2016 Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act — target human rights abusers worldwide.
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2019 elections in Nigeria will be crucial

Nigeria's potential depends on good governance, the kind that responds to citizens’ needs and roots out corruption, State Department officials say.
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Trump calls for a better, more efficient U.N.

President Trump supported U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres' reform program to combat corruption and excessive spending at the United Nations.
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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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Want to fight corruption? Follow the money.

An organization in Nigeria scours government databases and social media to empower local communities to root out corruption and make sure promises are kept.
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How some countries involve citizens in governing

“Open government” should never be an oxymoron. More national governments are making sure the phrase isn't one by increasing their transparency.
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Satire: The best way to expose corruption or injustice?

If you can find a way to entertain people as well as inform them about a serious issue, you may have a powerful tool for change at your disposal.