Whistleblower challenge / Indonesia study / Human trafficking

INFO: The challenges for whistleblowers in China and the Asia Pacific.  "Powerful political dynamics [in Asia pacific] lead to the fascinating intersection — or perhaps collision — of whistleblowing technology (apps, data encryption, Tor browsers), which can help expose state corruption, human rights abuses or shady business practices, with evolving cultural norms (corporate and societal), the promotion of officially sanctioned anti-corruption campaigns, and state-based censorship."

Read the article by Carl Pettit, in The Stack: https://thestack.com/world/2016/04/05/the-challenges-for-whisteblowers-in-china-and-the-asia-pacific/

INFO: Politicians, private businesspeople main actors of corruption in Indonesia, says study. “Politicians and private businesspeople [in Indonesia] have committed corruption collectively through the arrangement of laws and regional regulations,” University of Gadjah Mada (UGM) School of Economics researcher Rimawan Pradiptyo said about the results of his study.

Read the article by Slamet Susanto, in The Jakarta Post: http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2016/04/07/politicians-private-businesspeople-main-actors-of-corruption-study-reveals.html

INFO: Corruption taints celebrity-backed efforts to fight human trafficking in Southeast Asia.  "Thousands of [human trafficking] stories blight East Asia, stories made familiar by well-meaning nongovernmental organizations and charities and a glittery cast of A-list Hollywood celebrities — including Angelina Jolie, Susan Sarandon and Minnie Driver — that have pushed their cause. But despite the star power and sometimes fawning media coverage, there are mounting questions about the transparency and effectiveness of some of the organizations purporting to help [trafficking victims]."

Read the article by Luke Hunt, in The Washington Times: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/mar/27/celebrity-backed-efforts-to-fight-human-traffickin/?utm_content=bufferb4523&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

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