Newsletter No 12 27 December 2005
Journalists Reporting on Corruption Needed

Global Integrity, an US–based independent and non-profit organization, is looking for journalists to contribute to its 2006 Integrity Report.

The NGO has compiled corruption indexes in 2004 and 2005 for 25 countries and wants to spread its cover up to a hundred. Global Integrity is looking for journalists specialized in covering corruption and government. Selected journalists would be paid competitive fees, the ONG says in its website.

Applicants must demonstrate independence from corporate or governmental influence and work in the country they want to report on. Although working knowledge of English is not required, it would be appreciated.

The Report is a combination of the Integrity Indicators – the world's first comprehensive data set quantitatively tracking governance and corruption in countries through more than 290 indicators of openness, government accountability, and anti-corruption mechanisms – and on-the-ground expert reporting assessing the state of corruption. Work field is set to begin early in the second quarter of 2006. Drafts results must be back from the field at the end of the quarter.

Global Integrity began in 1999 as a project of the award-winning Center for Public Integrity in Washington, D.C., the world's largest investigative journalism organization that has produced ground-breaking investigative projects examining, money in politics, corruption, and government accountability in both the U.S. and around the world. In 1997, the Center established the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ), represented today by 95 of the world's premier investigative reporters from 48 countries. Global Integrity has now spun off from the Center for Public Integrity (with the Center's support) as its own independent non-profit, non-governmental organization.

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