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Corruption is a world-wide phenomenon. No kingdom, irrespective of how wealthy or strong, is proof against the harmful results of corruption. during this well timed and cautious survey of nationwide and overseas efforts, 'Combating Corruption' offers a comparative view of chosen criminal practices and overseas tasks undertaken to struggle corruption. on the outset, the paper makes the excellence among preventative and healing tools which international locations have used to struggle corruption. The authors of this research learn codes of behavior, affirmations of nationwide dedication, management codes, and provisions in terms of announcement of resources and freedom of knowledge. even if the paper highlights a few daring measures which have been undertaken via nations to strive against corruption, it is going directly to document that the anti-corruption efforts are faraway from complete at the nationwide point. The paper concludes that felony tasks on my own can't make a distinction within the struggle opposed to corruption. the main winning courses are those who mix felony projects with the mandatory assets had to interact in and maintain the struggle opposed to corruption. There has to be powerful political will and a choice to prevent the unfold of corruption so as to influence swap.

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If not clarified at the outset, the term "leadership code" may be misleading. Coined initially in the context of African countries, a leadership code normally includes a series of rules (embedded in the organic or gen- Page 8 eral laws or informal canons without force of law) that are deemed to be useful for combating corruption in a country, to be followed by, or recommended for, senior officials and leaders. The focus of such codes is on the leadership and bureaucracy of the particular country.

Role of the Media in the Context of Secrecy Rule. Another important dimension of the principle of freedom of information is how one would limit this role of the media in the light of a compelling high interestthat is, the need for a degree of secrecy on the part of government to assure the effectiveness of its operations. The role of the media is inevitably subject Page 20 to the perennial conflict between the government's need for secrecy in certain areas to protect the public interest, and the public's need for free access to information to ensure that all public policy issues are discussed.

Page 17 In the last few decades, political liberalization in many countries has gradually made the media more powerful. Because of their efforts in gathering information, governments are becoming more accountable to their people or at least ensuring a modicum of transparency with respect to governmental action. Indeed, the media in some countries have demonstrated tenacity and unearthed information that law enforcement officials would not have been able to obtain, thereby making the media a prime source of potentially useful information, including information regarding acts of corruption committed in the society.

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