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Notes to broadcasters: Corruption

Attitudes on corruption are changing. As recently as ten years ago, corruption was only whispered about. Today there are signs of growing intolerance toward corruption and more and more politicians and chief executives are being tried and convicted.

The General Assembly of the United Nations designated December 9 as International Anti-Corruption Day, to raise awareness of corruption. Find out more about the Day through this link: http://www.actagainstcorruption.org/actagainstcorruption/

What can you do about corruption? Find out here: http://www.actagainstcorruption.org/actagainstcorruption/en/about-the-campaign/what-can-you-do.html

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, or UNODC, is charged with leading the fight against corruption and other global crime issues. Visit their website to find out more: http://www.actagainstcorruption.org/actagainstcorruption/fr/about-the-campaign/what-can-you-do.html

Corruption is a serious problem in the water sector. One study estimates that, if African water utilities functioned in an environment free of corruption, their costs would be reduced by almost two thirds. Farm Radio International’s Resource Pack #92 (November 2010) features an issue pack, scripts and stories on water integrity. Access it through this address: http://www.farmradio.org/radio-resource-packs/package-92-water-integrity/

Farm Radio Weekly published Notes to broadcasters on water integrity in issue #133 (November 2010). It contains a discussion on corruption in the water industry, and the effect on people caused by corruption in general. There are several links to websites of organizations which aim to highlight and tackle the problem, as well as ideas on how to create radio programming on corruption. Revisit these Notes though this link: http://weekly.farmradio.org/2010/11/01/notes-to-broadcasters-on-water-integrity-2/

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