The 2019 Prizes for Courage
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The 2019 Prizes for Courage
9. 12. 2019

Today, on International Anti-Corruption Day, we award our 2019 Prizes for Courage. The occasion is all the more agreeable this year because there are more women than men among the winners. If only it were so in politics too! However, corruption affects everyone – men and women – regardless of their profession, property or opinion. We can turn this fact to our advantage, and let it help us focus on particular topics – and that is what we tried to do in awarding this year’s prizes. We have chosen people and associations from throughout the Czech Republic, who are not afraid to call out sharp practices and clientelism – sometimes to their own detriment. We recognise activities that change people’s thinking, especially in local politics. Local associations help society to conduct a transparent dialogue and to make better use of public resources.

Today, on International Anti-Corruption Day, we award our 2019 Prizes for Courage. The occasion is all the more agreeable this year because there are more women than men among the winners. If only it were so in politics too! However, corruption affects everyone – men and women – regardless of their profession, property or opinion. We can turn this fact to our advantage, and let it help us focus on particular topics – and that is what we tried to do in awarding this year’s prizes.

We have chosen people and associations from throughout the Czech Republic, who are not afraid to call out sharp practices and clientelism – sometimes to their own detriment. We recognise activities that change people’s thinking, especially in local politics. Local associations help society to conduct a transparent dialogue and to make better use of public resources.

All three prizewinners have made a positive impact on local politics, and therefore together with our main donors we would like to thank them and award each of them a small financial grant. We would be very happy if others were motivated to start similar projects in their own towns. Soon we will publish video interviews with the awardees detailing their stories.

You can also look forward to the unveiling of a new logo and website of the Anti-Corruption Endowment, including our own mini news website, which will help us to draw attention to our investigation of new cases in the upcoming year. A big thank you goes to all our small and large donors for their support – without their generous gifts, we would not be here.

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Police confirmed that the Bata Regional Hospital intervened because of suspicion of fraud management. Provided evidence when investigating possible criminal offenses. (in Czech only)


Labour Ministry Case - Šiška Sentenced to Six Years

30.9. 2016

The Prague City Court sentenced ex-Deputy Minister of Labour and Social Affairs V. Šiška behind bars for his role in manipulating a welfare allowance payment contract. (in Czech only)


Rittig failed the Constitutional Court

26.8. 2016

The Constitutional Court rejected the complaint against Ivo Rittig Municipal Court in Prague, which allow him to extend his action to the Endowment Fund Against Corruption. (in Czech only)

 

 

 

 

 

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