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Integrity Indicators 2007

Integrity Indicators 2007

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Global Integrity: 2007 Integrity Indicators
#IndicatorCoding YESII-1Civil Society Organizations11a1b1c22a2b
Civil Society, Public Informationand Media
Are anti-corruption/good governance CSOslegally protected?In law, citizens have a right to form civilsociety organizations (CSOs) focused onanti-corruption or good governance.A YES score is earned when freedom toassemble into groups promoting goodgovernance or anti-corruption is protectedby law, regardless of political ideology,religion or objectives. Groups with a historyof violence or terrorism (within last tenyears) may be banned. Groupssympathetic to or related to banned groupsmust be allowed if they have no history of violence.In law, anti-corruption/good governanceCSOs are free to accept funding from anyforeign or domestic sources.A YES score is earned if anti-corruption/good governance CSOs face nolegal or regulatory restrictions to raise or accept funds from any foreign or domesticsources. A YES score may still be earnedif funds from groups with a history of violence or terrorism (within last ten years)are banned.In law, anti-corruption/good governanceCSOs are required to disclose their sourcesof funding.A YES score is earned if anti-corruption/good governance CSOs arerequired to publicly disclose their sourcesof funding.Are good governance/anti-corruption CSOsable to operate freely?In practice, the government does not createbarriers to the organization of new anti-corruption/good governance CSOs.In practice, anti-corruption/good governanceCSOs actively engage in the political andpolicymaking process.
 
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Can citizens organize into trade unions?In practice, no anti-corruption/goodgovernance CSOs have been shut down bythe government for their work on corruption-related issues during the study period.A YES score is earned is there were noCSOs shut down by the government or forced to cease operations because of their work on corruption-related issuesduring the study period.Are civil society activists safe when workingon corruption issues?In practice, in the past year, no civil societyactivists working on corruption issues havebeen imprisoned.A YES score is earned if there were noCSO activists imprisoned because of their work covering corruption. YES is apositive score.In practice, in the past year, no civil societyactivists working on corruption issues havebeen physically harmed.A YES score is earned if there were nodocumented cases of CSO activistscovering corruption being assaulted in thespecific study period. A YES score can beearned if there was an attack but it wasclearly unrelated to the activist's work.YES is a positive score.In practice, in the past year, no civil societyactivists working on corruption issues havebeen killed.A YES score is earned if there were nodocumented cases of CSO activists beingkilled because of their work coveringcorruption in the specific study period.YES is a positive score.
 
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Are media and free speech protected?
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In law, freedom of the media is guaranteed.
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In law, freedom of speech is guaranteed.
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In law, citizens have a right to organize intotrade unions.A YES score is earned when trade unionsare allowed by law, regardless of politicalideology, religion or objectives. Groupswith a history of violence or terrorism(within last ten years) may be banned.Groups sympathetic to or related tobanned groups must be allowed if theyhave no history of violence.In practice, citizens are able to organize intotrade unions.A YES score is earned if freedom of thepress is guaranteed in law, including to allpolitical parties, religions, and ideologies.A YES score is earned if freedom of individual speech is guaranteed in law,including to all political parties, religions,and ideologies.Are citizens able to form print mediaentities?In practice, the government does not createbarriers to form a print media entity.In law, where a print media license isnecessary, there is an appeal mechanism if a license is denied or revoked.A YES score is earned if there is, in law or in accompanying regulations, a formalprocess to appeal a denied print medialicense, including through the courts. AYES score is also earned if no print licenseis necessary.In practice, where necessary, citizens canobtain a print media license within areasonable time period.

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