Journalist protection / Afghanistan question / India lecture

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Protecting journalists who cover corruption is good for the bottom line (commentary).  "Corruption is one of the most dangerous beats for journalists, and one of the most important for holding those in power to account."

Courtney C. Radsch, PhD, Advocacy Director/Committee to Protect Journalists: https://cpj.org/blog/2016/10/protecting-journalists-who-cover-corruption-is-goo.php


Why Did the U.S. Fail to Fight Corruption in Afghanistan Effectively? (commentary)
. "According to [a report by the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction],  the U.S. failed to grasp the importance of combating corruption as part of a broader effort to improve security and stability, with policymakers and military leaders instead viewing anticorruption as a competing goal that had to be traded off against the seemingly more pressing security goals."

Nino Monea/Global Anticorruption Blog: https://globalanticorruptionblog.com/2016/10/14/why-did-the-u-s-fail-to-fight-corruption-in-afghanistan-effectively/


'Corruption is not just about money'
.  Former chairman of Transparency International-India PS Bawa said in a lecture that there was a non-monetary aspect to corruption—an official might be honest, but if he is incompetent and does not discharge his duties, then he is taking a salary and enjoying the perks of office for nothing.

Rosamma Thomas/Times of India: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/jaipur/Corruption-is-not-just-about-money/articleshow/54835290.cms

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