2024 OECD Global Anti-Corruption & Integrity Forum

After Navalny: What more can we do to protect anti-corruption activists and journalists? Presented by CIPE, Center for International Private Enterprise

Mar 27, 2024 | 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Knowledge Partner Sessions - Auditorium


(Auditorium) Alexei Navalny's death highlighted the extreme risks faced by those anti-corruption practitioners who put themselves in harm's way by pursuing accountability, transparency and democratic principles. Through the eyes of front-line activists and journalists from Malaysia to Malta, this panel examines the necessity and practical solutions required to protect practitioners from physical harm. Aside from basic human rights and free speech concerns, a society's inability to shield truth tellers has a corrosive effect on its business community, investment climate, rule of law, and quality of life. At a time when the world is mulling such issues after Navalny's terrible fate, panelists provide insight on how most effectively to advocate for the rights of activists and journalists to do such vital work. Agenda Moderator, Louise Shelley, Omer L. and Nancy Hirst Endowed Chair and a University Professor at George Mason University, United States i. Julia Wallace, Deputy Editor in Chief Editorial Management, Organised Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP), United Kingdom ii. Cynthia Gabriel, Founder of C4 antio-corruption NGO in Malaysia, and Senior Anti-Corruption Advisor for the Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE), Malaysia iii. Laurent Richard, Founder and executive director, Forbidden Stories, France iv. Eka Gigauri, Executive Director at Transparency International Georgia Speakers:

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