Unmask the corrupt: a social media campaign against corruption

Launched by Trasparency International,“Unmask the corrupt” is the global campaign against the confidentiality of ownership structures and the easy way the corrupt escape justice and exploit the proceeds of illegal activities. Conceived as a social media campaign, it is the echo of collectivity against corruption

Its name is “Unmask the corrupt”, the campaign by Transparency International informing on the social and economic impact of corruption, reporting the most common tricks used by the corrupt for their illegal activities, and encouraging citizens to react by “unmasking” them.

Through a multilingual web portal and dedicated social networking, the campaign aims at the control of the transparency of ownership structures through the creation of public records, hindering the escape of politicians and businessmen from justice by introducing their ban on access to other countries and preventing them from enjoying a luxury lifestyle, financed with public stolen money, smuggling of illegal funds or shell companies.

“We need to do something”: this is the TI address to G20 leaders in an open letter, sent alongside the campaign that, with more than two million tweets sent to leaders, had a wide coverage within the global forum. "Unmask the corrupt" was supported also by Transparency's Italian section, which had a key role within the context of the G20 works to contrast money laundering and foster transparency of cash flows.

Unmasking the corrupt is also the goal of ALAC, the portal launched by Trasparency International Italia in order to cast light on corruption cases: an original anti-corruption alert service allowing victims or witnesses of corruption cases report them in a completely safe and anonymous way.



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