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Football is a globalised sport where it is possible to bet on almost any game and any aspect of a game. But this also means that the risk of match-fixing linked to corrupt sports gambling is on the increase.
At TI-UK, we spend a lot of time thinking about how to measure corruption. To keep our brains in good shape over the summer, we decided to invite four long-term commentators on the methodological shortcomings in one of TI’s best-known indices, the Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI), to air their views.
We have heard the news today that a settlement has been reached in the Bernie Ecclestone bribery case. Although the full details of the case and settlement have yet to emerge, it looks disturbing at first sight.
Today, further economic sanctions on Russia were announced. But what is the value of freezing assets and imposing travel bans as sanctions - and should they be used in fight against corruption too?
Last night, 13 of the more cultured members of Transparency International UK staff (including me, naturally) went on a little excursion to see Richard Bean’s new play at the National Theatre, Great Britain. Fancy. But it wasn’t exactly non-work related – the production is a “grotesque satire” of the phone hacking scandal which exposed the illegal interception of phones by newspapers within the past decade.
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