Corruption and information

The recent article "Focusing on corruption" argues that the fight against corruption "is too important to be allowed to serve as cover for other political agendas (OGJ, Mar. 5, 2012, p. 26)." The article names Publish What You Pay and several of its US member groups as "obstructionist" organizations that "consistently resist oil and gas development." According to the article, "Two approaches to transparency collide…In one, payments should be disclosed in order to hold governments accountable for use of the money. The other approach makes companies the targets of accountability." OGJ seems unwilling to accept that these two approaches are f...

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