Brazil’s Development Bank – The Elephant in the Stadium

Posted by & filed under Brazil.

This is a guest blog post by Andrew Simms analyst and campaigner at our coalition partner Global Witness. If you believe public contracts should be open contracts, sign our petition and let world leaders know. This article first appeared on Global Witness’s website. Symbolism doesn’t get much better than this – thousands of homeless… Read more »

Stop the harassment of Hungarian NGOs by the government

Posted by & filed under Hungary.

This post originally appeared on the Open Knowledge blog. The Hungarian government has started to target transparency and humanitarian NGOs. The political climate in Hungary has been deteriorating sharply since the re-election of the government led by Viktor Orban. The latest indication of a harsher political environment is the harassment of humanitarian and transparency NGOs…. Read more »

Secret oil contract loses Nigerian people $1.1 billion

Posted by & filed under Nigeria.

This post originally appeared on the Open Knowledge blog and is authored by Sam Leon, a School of Data fellow at Global Witness. Royal Dutch Shell and the Italian oil company, Eni, have been implicated in a secret oil deal that enriched the former Nigerian oil minister to a staggering degree, and lost the Nigerian… Read more »

Opening Up EU Procurement Data

Posted by & filed under EU.

The following post is by Friedrich Lindenberg (and on Twitter), originally posted here. What is the next European dataset that investigative journalists should look at? Back in 2012 at the DataHarvest conference, Brigitte, investigative superstar from FarmSubsidy and co-host of the conference, had a clear answer: let’s open up TED (Tenders Electronic Daily). TED is… Read more »

Share your story here!

Posted by & filed under Engage.

Do you have a story of fraud, waste, or corruption where you live? Is there a so called public contract that could help shine light on that story but is hidden in secrecy. Let us know at [email protected] We’ll collect and share your stories back here. By working together we amplify our voices, are better… Read more »