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Reporters Without Borders releases 2016 World Press Freedom Index

Every year since since 2002, Reporters Without Borders has published the World Press Freedom Index.

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How much FDI can Belarus expect?

Alexander Lukashenko, president of Belarus since 1994. (Image courtesy of the Belarus Digest)In a previous post, I shared some personal experiences that cause me to believe Belarus has lower-than-advertised levels of corruption, offering a solid foundation for investment. I should also acknowledge that there's plenty of room for improvement.

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A free press exposes graft and restrains greed

The FCPA Blog reminds itself often that freedom of the press and free speech are the most powerful weapons against corruption. As Louis Brandeis said, sunlight is the best disinfectant.

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Mexico fights crime with . . . censorship

On Mexico’s central Pacific coast, in the state of Sinaloa, where drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman's cartel has terrorized the local police and populace for decades, lawmakers have now limited what journalists can report about violent crime.

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Press freedom and corruption

Image courtesy of the World Association of Newspapers and News PublishersToday is Press Freedom Day, when the world celebrates the virtues of a free press and remembers that in so many countries, press freedom is just a dream.

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