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Getting rid of corruption—to a cool soundtrack!

Saadia Iqbal's picture

They've been singing, sharing and solving world problems together. Fifty young civil society leaders, musicians, and journalists from around the world have been taking part in the Global Youth Anti-Corruption Forum, which uses music and ICT as two innovative approaches against corruption. The strong IT expertise of young activists can help toward transparency and effective social monitoring. And music can help break the taboo on corruption that still persists in many countries. Young musicians from countries including Malawi, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), and Colombia have produced songs addressing corruption challenges for the event.

You too, can have your say by joining the Voices Against Corruption Ning Network. And learn more about what's been happening at the event on the Forum's website. Corruption affects every one of us, so every one of us should shout, sing, or share ideas for tackling it!


Submitted by Rohit on
i feel very good after reading this article i think the things said are true and this also helped me to prepare my presentation on corruption for my college purpose

Submitted by Ansh Deep on
Corruption, which is such a complicated social evil, has been defined so simply in this article as misuse of public power for private gain.

Submitted by Nicholas on
How do we make these choices? It seems simple to say, "don't steal", "don't bribe" but I'm not sure that's the whole answer. At the end of the day, everyone's a good guy - we don't see that our actions are bad because we can justify it (everyone's gotta pay the bills, put food on the table). More laws don't help, we have more laws than ever before and more corruption as well! Where I live in Australia, you need to bribe the banks just to withdraw money - they call it 'bank fees' and its institutional bribery, hiding plain out in the open. Clearly, the problem is bigger than we think - and the answer, very complicated.

Submitted by abdul bur on
`the most corrupted in this world are "WE THE PEOPLE" I say this because we actually entertain corruption a few examplees are: 1) casting our vote for wrong individual fpr the sake of 100rs we don't imagine what he will do to after getting the position 2) giving bribes to government officials for the work to be done early 3) giving bribes to the police people actually we can't wait and before talking of eradication of corruption in the country , society orr any were else first eradicate it from your mind "WE THE PEOPLE HAVE TO CHANGE FIRST THEN WE SHALL STAND FORTH CHANGING ANYTHING ELSE"

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Submitted by Anonymous Lyada Emmanuel on
The way I see corruption is like a demmon because it attacks every body and it ressembles stealing therefor condemmed in the Bible

Submitted by KORADA'S on
corruption means not only taking bribe.a person who cheats the honest people. generally corruption means we all get a pointin our mind is money. ofcourse money is also playing a vital role in corruption. before that we are the fellows responsible to demarkate the corruption;

Submitted by Ehimika Ehimigbai on
Most people fail to understand that it is not personal money accummulation but accountability that determines accomplishment. We should all pay the prize of personal integrity to curb corruption.

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