An App Tries To Track The Epic Corruption And Bribery In Russia
From Fast Company
November 27, 2012 - 1:00pm
Bribr lets Russians log when and where they are asked to give bribes to government officials, in situations ranging from court cases to--no joke--kindergarten admissions. In countries where corruption and bribery are a regular part of daily life, part of the is that no one speaks up about particular incidents--which makes its hard to document, measure, and, ultimately, eradicate. A new app called Bribr raises awareness about corruption in the bureaucratic complex of mother Russia--which ties with East Timor to rank 143 out 183 on Transparency International’s corruption index--by providing a platform to let citizens anonymously map out how much money they spent on a bribe, where, and for what. Since September 24, users have documented 5,065,851 rubles (about $159,970) worth of bribes, paid everywhere from fire departments, to courts, to that unexpected den of corruption: kinde...
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