The progress on fighting corruption in Africa.
What: African Union Advisory Board Against Corruption will brief the media on the progress that has been made in addressing issues of corruption on the continent.
When: Tuesday, 27th September 2022. 10.30AM
Where: Golden Tulip Hotel, Muthithi Road, Westlands, Nairobi, Kenya.
Who: The briefing will be addressed by:
- Samuel Mbithi Kimeu, Board Member - African Union Advisory Board Against Corruption; and
- Charity Hanene Nchimunya, Executive Secretary - African Union Advisory Board Against Corruption
The African Union Convention on Preventing and Combating Corruption provides a framework which State Parties can follow to combat corruption. Article 12 of the Convention has called upon State Parties to fully engage the Civil Society and Media in the fight against corruption. Recognizing the role that Media has in educating, informing, and acting as watch dogs and being whistleblowers, it is paramount that Media is equipped with right information on how they can engage State Parties to the Convention.
Media has been deemed to be a practical and effective tool to foster awareness on corruption, as well as voices that demand accountability and transparency from the public and private sectors. Through investigative journalism, media outlets have been key whistleblowers as well as holding government accountable in the management of public affairs.
Though the Convention, in Article 12, has called upon State Parties to ensure that the Media is given access to information in cases of corruption and related offences on condition that the dissemination of such information does not adversely affect the investigation process and the right to a fair trial, reports have shown that this has been hard to come by.
As a way of facilitating experience and knowledge sharing on the lessons and challenges that Journalists face and discuss practical solutions on effective reporting on corruption as a means to strengthen the fight against corruption, the AUABC is convening a three-day capacity building training with media outlets in Nairobi, Kenya from the 27th to the 29th September 2022.
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For more information about the work and mandate of the African Union Advisory Board Against Corruption, visit https://anticorruption.au.int/en