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With hope for Africa

Volker Schlöndorff: The Forest Maker

ENVIRONMENT: "It's about changing people's mindset", says Volker Schlöndorff (83) to MODERN TIMES. The veteran German director himself describes his film about agronomist Tony Rinaudo's reconstruction of forests in Africa as propaganda.

Of course, ordinary people can fight corruption!

The 15MpaRato campaign: The Bankia case is a good example of how ordinary people can ensure that people in power are held accountable for crimes.

Jersey – the heart of darkness

Whistleblowing: Double roles with politicians, regulators and bank directors are common in Jersey. We bring here a personal warning story about the fight against tax havens and corruption.

When corruption comes to life

BEIRUT: In its ultimate consequence, corruption contributes to the loss of human life. We saw it in Bangladesh when the Rana Plaza factory building collapsed in 2013.


CORRUPTION: In crisis situations, the risk of corruption increases – as with the money behind the upcoming corona vaccine.

Flashy Norwegian-supported consumption in Africa

Deborah Posel and Ilana van Wyk (eds.): Conspicuous consumption in Africa

CONSUMPTION AND CORRUPTION: We have not heard much about Luanda Leaks in Norway. Perhaps because it is embarrassing that Statoil paid NOK 420 million to a non-existent research center owned by Angola's state oil company Sonangol, where Isabel dos Santos was director until she was fired in November 2017?

When the US economy is cold, Haiti gets pneumonia

HAITI'S CORONA CRISIS: Haiti currently lacks approximately 5900 hospital places for covid-19 patients. But the biggest obstacle is possibly to convince the population that the corona threat is real.

Carpet fall for the American Empire

GEORGE FLOYD: At this moment, the fundamental question is: can the United States really be saved?

What about the victims of large-scale corruption?

REPLACEMENT: A principle of return of funds to victims of corruption should be included in the agreement entered into between the authorities and convicted companies.

The oil industry is the root of all evil

Rachel Maddow: Blowout

MONEY AND OIL: If you mix corruption and rogue states with the richest and most destructive industry in the world – the oil industry – the result is an explosive mix.

Criminal networks eradicate wild species

Richard Ladkani: Sea of ​​Shadows

ILLEGAL CATCH: Chinese mafia trades in swim bladders from fish, Mexican fishermen are pressured into criminal activities and the police are terrified.

Innocent "criminals" as a source of income in New York

Stephen Main: Crime and Punishment

CORRUPTION: New York police officers are encouraged to treat residents as criminals rather than as people to help and protect.

The tragic mafia

VENEZIA: Mafia and corruption were recurring themes in several films at the Venice Film Festival in September. But why are so many attracted to power, when it so easily corrupts over time?

The fire victims of corruption

Alexander asked: Collective

Venice's best documentary?:

Is anti-corruption on the political agenda before the municipal elections?

OPENNESS: Local elections are approaching, and our municipal elected representatives are the ones who make decisions that are perhaps most important to us in everyday life.

Whistleblowers – People's Enemies?

UNSAFE: A vibrant democracy, a vibrant press, and the rule of law are linked and depend on whistleblowers being taken seriously. Ny Tid interviewed whistleblower and lawyer Kari Breirem, current with the book Promoting justice and preventing injustice – about corruption, legal security and whistleblowing.

Chaos always triumphs over order

ASSANGE: WikiLeaks is a puritanical illusion.

The US-Mexico conspiracy

Marcela Arteaga: The Guardian of Memory

MEXICO / USA: In Mexico, they violate human rights by ignoring the law. In the United States, they violate human rights by applying the law.

The anti-Nazi who took the world by storm

Henrik Georgsson: Stieg Larsson – The man who played with the fire

MATCH: After his death, Stieg Larsson became world famous for the crime trilogy about Lisbeth Salander, but his life was primarily marked by a tireless struggle to map and uncover the growing movement of neo-Nazism and fascism.

Trouble in the top too

: The corruption index shows that robust democratic institutions limit the level of corruption in the public sector.

Captivating about the theft from the public purse

Alex Winter: The Panama Papers

: The Panama Papers appears as a captivating thriller about the worldwide fraud that led to a multi-billion dollar tax evasion.

On walking in today's Europe

: Fabian Göranson paints a melancholy and loving portrait of a continent that still lives in the past, but is desperately looking for a viable future.

The waste of development aid continues

: Presidents in alkali-poor countries buying exclusive private jets has become the very symbol of waste of aid money and loans. Now it has happened again – in Zambia.

Who owns Oslo?

: Transparency International will map who owns Oslo and assess the extent to which the owners bring corrupt luggage. 

Bloodless blood transfer

Bessma Momani and Mark R. Hibben: What's Wrong With The IMF And How To Fix It.

: When helping countries financially, thoughtfulness and idealism are not enough. One must know the culture of the individual countries, and know where the corruption lies.