Corruption in Eastern Europe: Communism Leaves a Long Hangover
Lack of government action has left former communist states in Eastern Europe struggling to shake off a culture of corruption, experts say. A report released by the anti-corruption watchdog Transparency International (TI) said that levels of perceived corruption remain high in Europe's former communist countries.
Central America: The High Cost of Corruption
Corruption is one of the main obstacles to development in Central America, according to experts commenting on the recent series of scandals involving top-ranking officials in the region.
Rampant corruption in South Asia can retard MDG progress
South Asian countries may find it difficult to receive funds for development as Transparency International (TI) ranks the region low on Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI), which was released on October 20.
On World Stage, Critics of US Grow Louder
Even in former citidels of pro-America sentiment in Asia, Europe, and Latin America, people are starting to chafe and complain. They are increasingly irritated by what many South Koreans facetiously refer to as the Pax Americana -- a world politically dominated by Washington, a world increasingly steeped in US moral values, and a world awash in American culture.
US media revisit own failures on Iraq conflict
While President George W. Bush takes heat from the media over the Iraq conflict, US journalists have started an introspection of their coverage of the administration's pre-war arguments for ousting Saddam Hussein.
Global Overconsumption Unsustainable, Threatens People and Planet
Fatter and ever hungrier for the latest physical comforts and social-status symbols, the average U.S. citizen is leading the world in building a global consumer society that is wreaking havoc on the world's natural resources, according to the Worldwatch Institute's 'State of the World 2004' report.
U.S.: Iraq Blotted Out Rest of the World in 2003 TV News
AIDS killed three million people around the world last year, more than two million of them in Africa. The three major U.S. television networks' evening news programs devoted a combined total of 39 minutes to the issue.
2003 Bad Year for Press Freedom
More journalists were killed in the line of duty in 2003 than in any other year in almost a decade, according to two major international press watchdogs, Paris-based Reporters Sans Frontieres (Reporters Without Borders) and the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) in New York.
Media bosses admit pro-war bias in coverage of Iraq
Two leading media bosses have admitted what has been increasingly evident throughout the month-long war in Iraq: the American broadcast media systematically distorted the news of the war and functioned as an electronic arm of the Pentagon and the Bush administration.
U.S.: Critic Accuses Media of Aiding U.S. War Propaganda
It is one of the most famous images of the war in Iraq: a U.S. soldier scaling a statue of Saddam Hussein and draping the U.S. flag over the ousted despot. But for Harper's magazine publisher John MacArthur, that same image is also indicative of a propaganda campaign being waged by the Bush administration.