As the coronavirus is keeping the world locked down, some governments are using the pandemic as an excuse to crack down on press freedom and access to information.
Reporters who filed complaints against the European Parliament for not revealing how its members were spending their allowances were baffled by the arguments of the defense at last week’s court hearing, one of the plaintiffs told OCCRP Tuesday.
Slovenian investigative journalism site podcrto.si published on Thursday police reports detailing charges against the longstanding mayor of the country’s capital for alleged crimes including tax evasion, trading sex for influence, and money laundering.
A court in Bosnia and Herzegovina ruled Monday that the banking agency of the autonomous Republika Srpska had acted illegally by withholding records on a failed local bank from the anti-corruption group Transparency International (TI), the organization said.
An unprecedented cross-border journalistic initiative, called The MEPs Project, was launched on Nov. 20 to demand greater transparency about expenditure of allowances paid to members of the European Parliament (MEPs).
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