Very few medical societies have public policies about how to deal with their interactions with companies.
Voluntary medical societies have important roles in professional education and advocacy for doctors and patients, but there is need for transparency about relationships with pharma and health industry.
Our experts rated the Coalition’s model as either very unsatisfactory or a fail. Most agreed Labor’s proposed model is much better, but said a lot more detail is needed.
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What should be done to enhance Indonesia’s emission trading scheme’s accountability? We list three points to consider to further enhance the scheme’s transparency.
A culture of better service and use of minimal force are key to improving public confidence in the South African Police Service.
Perceptions that South African police treat people disrespectfully, lack impartiality or transparency, and are prone to brutality
undermine public confidence in them.
In 2017, Diébédo Francis Kéré was commissioned to build the 17th annual Serpentine Pavillion, in London.
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The west African master has been awarded for his lifelong focus on grassroots architecture and empowering local communities.
A woman sells drinks on a street in Georgetown in Guyana, one of South America’s poorest countries, March 1, 2020.
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Buyers are avoiding Russian oil in response to the war in Ukraine. Can smaller producers leverage this moment to strike favorable deals with big oil companies?
Beginning this summer, you might need to upload a selfie and a photo ID to a private company, ID.me, if you want to file your taxes online.
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Federal and state governments are turning to a facial recognition company to ensure that people accessing services are who they say they are. The move promises to cut down on fraud, but at what cost?
The Australian Electoral Commission has released parties’ financial disclosures for 2020-21. But our picture of what is going on with political funding in Australia is still woefully inadequate.
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Senegalese Foreign Minister Aissata Tall Sall in Dakar, Senegal.
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African countries should adopt measures that strategically play rivals against each other. They should implement long-term strategies and domestic policies for dealing with strategic partners.
A cutout display at a protest highlighted the connection between social media and the real-world effects of misinformation.
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Misinformation will continue to strain society in 2022 as the lines between misinformation and political speech blur, cynicism grows and the lack of regulation allows misinformation to flourish.
As the year ends, New Zealand has done well in important global measures of success. But closer to home, the numbers often told a different story.
How the government contracts and pays suppliers in a pandemic demands transparency and strict standards. Some say New Zealand can do better.
The Coalition has made promises on whistleblower protection and must soon reveal its plan for a federal integrity commission. Now is the time for both parties to prove they can take real action.
The Bring Back our Girls Movement in Nigeria brought to the fore the power of women in mobilising around sexual harassment.
The focus on building democracy should be on more intermediary outcomes, which can serve as building blocks for longer term democratic renewal.
Congress has asked many questions of Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg but has done little to regulate Facebook.
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Pressure is mounting on Congress to take action on Facebook. Our panel of experts offers their top priorities: user control of data, banking-like oversight and resources to close the digital divide.
President Félix Tshisekedi of the Democratic Republic of Congo.
President Tshisekedi’s government no longer has the excuse that it’s being hampered by the dead hand of his predecessor Joseph Kabila’s cabal.
South Africa has seen a fair number of whistleblowers raising the alarm on irregularities and corruption – the most recent was murdered.
The militarisation of the Zimbabwean government raises serious questions about who really wields political power - President Emmerson Mnangagwa or army leaders.
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The extent of democracy capture varies markedly between countries. It’s much higher in states such as Zimbabwe, where the government has never changed hands.
In an open democracy, there is no rationale for withholding information about National Cabinet’s decisions or any documents these decisions are based on.
Nigeria has a new law to regulate its oil industry
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Nigeria’s new petroleum law will make its petroleum industry as competitive and attractive to investors as its peers.