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WJWC, MEPI issues book on "corruption: types, reasons and mechanisms of combating"

Women Journalists Without Chains (WJWC) in collaboration of the Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI) has issued the book of "Corruption: reasons, types and mechanisms of combating it". The book consist of 95 pages in four chapters.


The book spoke about types of corruption, reasons, consequences, standards, and local and international organizations specialized in combating corruption.
It also gives an overview about agreements and international efforts exerted to combat corruption. Among these agreements are the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC), the Stolen Asset Recovery Initiative (STAR), programs of the United Nations, the World Bank, International Monetary Fund (IMF), Interpol.
The book also included an outline about local organizations specialized in combating corruption; the Central Organization for Control and Auditing, the National Supreme Committee for Combating Corruption, the Parliament and the judiciary.
The book alsospoke about efforts made by local and international organizations in combating corruption such as Transparency International, The Global Organization of Parliamentarians Against Corruption, the Arab Anti-Corruption, Arab Parliamentarians against Corruption, Journalists Against Corruption and Parliamentarians Against Corruption.
The book makes reference to journalism and its role in combating corruption, the right of access information, the knowledge and its importance in fighting corruption. It also makes clear how to read local and international reports, role of investigative journalism and required skills to combat corruption. It also speaks about basic methods to prepare reports free of criminalization.
The fourth and final chapter of the book contained local and international laws and agreements on combating corruption.
It is worth mentioning that the book is an activity of the annual program of WJWC on combating corruption and enhancing good governance. It was prepared by Deputy Chairman of the Egyptian Foundation for Human Rights Majdi Hilmi and under the supervision of theWJWC Combating Corruption Section.

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