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    Kleptocracy Weekly: 6/26-6/30
    Jun30

    Kleptocracy Weekly: 6/26-6/30

    July 18: KI and the Partnership for Transparency’s Anti-Corruption Forum will host a discussion on U.S. government approaches to kleptocracy and money laundering, including investigations, prosecutions, compliance, and possible legislation. More information and registration here. The latest on KI’s website: Belinda Li examines why...

    ‘RussiaGate’ Alone Isn’t Going to Put Progressives Back in Power
    Jun30

    ‘RussiaGate’ Alone Isn’t Going to Put Progressives Back in Power

    (Photo: motttive / Shutterstock) Donald Trump’s approval ratings remain dismal, yet the Democrats are 0 for 4 in congressional elections in 2017. Not only do a majority of Americans believe that the president has tried to obstruct investigations into Russian interference in the 2016 elections but, by a 2 to 1 margin, Americans believe...

    Advanced Guide on Verifying Video Content
    Jun30

    Advanced Guide on Verifying Video Content

    One of the most common issues for researchers and journalists is verifying user-generated video content, most often found on social networks and file sharing platforms, such as YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, and so on. There is no silver bullet to verify every video, and it may be nearly impossible to verify some videos short of acquiring the...

    Five Found Guilty of Nemtsov Slaying
    Jun30

    Five Found Guilty of Nemtsov Slaying

    Trial judge and the Kremlin admit the person who organized the opposition leader’s murder remains at large. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Ralf Fücks: “For me, the Foundation opened a window upon the world”
    Jun30

    Ralf Fücks: “For me, the Foundation opened a window upon the world”

    Sergey Lagodinsky: In 1996 you became president of the Foundation, following, as we just discovered, a very active and eventful political career.Did it take you long to decide? And why did you decide to work for the Foundation? If my memory serves me right, it was Lukas Beckmann who called me and asked whether I’d like to have the job. This...

    A Farewell to Ralf Fücks, President of the Heinrich Böll Foundation by Cem Özdemir
    Jun30

    A Farewell to Ralf Fücks, President of the Heinrich Böll Foundation by Cem Özdemir

    Ladies and gentlemen!Dear Ralf! According to the dictionary, a thought leader is “a forward-looking person, able to identify certain trends and developments and to influence or promote them by virtue of his or her own ideas.” According to this definition, there are probably quite a few people who regard themselves as thought leaders, including...

    June 30th, 2017
    Jun30

    June 30th, 2017

    CHINA China Releases Activists Scrutinizing Ivanka Trump Shoe Factory Keith Bradsher, THE NEW YORK TIMES Three undercover investigators who were seeking evidence of abusive labor practices in the manufacture of Ivanka Trump-branded shoes have been released on bail from a detention center in southeastern China pending a trial. Their release on...

    EP Plenary Session July: Parliament continues efforts to promote democracy and sustainability
    Jun30

    EP Plenary Session July: Parliament continues efforts to promote democracy and sustainability

    Written by Clare Ferguson, New faces and old friends – Parliament continues to encourage the democratic process European Union, EP – 2015 There is a sense of an ending around this month’s plenary session, as European leaders say a final farewell to that quintessential citizen of Europe, Helmut Kohl, the personification of German...

    Detained for protesting seizure of a children’s camp in Russian-occupied Crimea
    Jun30

    Detained for protesting seizure of a children’s camp in Russian-occupied Crimea

    Elderly people and mothers with children were among those detained in Russian-occupied Simferopol on June 26 at a totally peaceful protest at plans to ‘nationalize’ the Salute Children’s Camp. …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

    Russia gives contradictory stories as mother of Russian soldier captured in Ukraine pleas for his release
    Jun30

    Russia gives contradictory stories as mother of Russian soldier captured in Ukraine pleas for his release

    While official Russian and Kremlin-backed militant sources present conflicting stories about the Russian contract soldier captured in the Luhansk oblast, Viktor Ageyev’s mother has stubbornly repeated what Moscow has tried to dismiss as “fabrication by Ukrainian propagandists”. …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

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