Transparency Photos on Townhall

  •  - To match Special Report MONTENEGRO/

    To match Special Report MONTENEGRO/

    Posted: 4/19/2011 9:28:01 AM EST
    Former Montenegro Central Bank Governor Ljubisa Krgovic poses for a photograph on his vineyard near Podgorica in Montenegro in this 2010 file photo. In the central bank governor's wood-paneled office with its beige couch and chairs around a Queen Anne coffee table, the man reached into his briefcase and pulled out an envelope full of cash, offering it expectantly to then-governor Krgovic. It was 2008, right at the height of Montenegro's property mania, and the visitor, an emissary from a local company, evidently hoped to win special treatment. Such transactions are not unusual in Montenegro, which ranks 69th on lobby group Transparency International's corruption perceptions index. To match Special Report MONTENEGRO/ REUTERS/Stevo Vasiljevic (MONTENEGRO - Tags: BUSINESS CRIME LAW POLITICS)
  •  - To match Special Report MONTENEGRO/

    To match Special Report MONTENEGRO/

    Posted: 4/19/2011 9:27:02 AM EST
    Former Montenegro Central Bank Governor Ljubisa Krgovic poses for a photograph on his vineyard near Podgorica in Montenegro in this 2010 file photo. In the central bank governor's wood-paneled office with its beige couch and chairs around a Queen Anne coffee table, the man reached into his briefcase and pulled out an envelope full of cash, offering it expectantly to then-governor Krgovic. It was 2008, right at the height of Montenegro's property mania, and the visitor, an emissary from a local company, evidently hoped to win special treatment. Such transactions are not unusual in Montenegro, which ranks 69th on lobby group Transparency International's corruption perceptions index. To match Special Report MONTENEGRO/ REUTERS/Stevo Vasiljevic (MONTENEGRO - Tags: BUSINESS CRIME LAW POLITICS)
  •  - IAEA Director General Amano briefs media during Fifth Review Meeting of the Contracting Parties to the Convention on Nuclear Safety in Vienna

    IAEA Director General Amano briefs media during Fifth Review Meeting of the Contracting Parties to the Convention on Nuclear Safety in Vienna

    Posted: 4/4/2011 9:05:44 AM EST
    International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director General Yukiya Amano briefs the media during the Fifth Review Meeting of the Contracting Parties to the Convention on Nuclear Safety at the United Nations headquarters in Vienna April 4, 2011. The U.N. atomic energy chief told a nuclear safety forum on Monday that stricter standards and full transparency are vital to restoring public confidence in nuclear energy after Japan's Fukushima crisis. REUTERS/Herwig Prammer (AUSTRIA - Tags: POLITICS ENERGY)
  •  - IAEA Director General Amano briefs media during Fifth Review Meeting of the Contracting Parties to the Convention on Nuclear Safety in Vienna

    IAEA Director General Amano briefs media during Fifth Review Meeting of the Contracting Parties to the Convention on Nuclear Safety in Vienna

    Posted: 4/4/2011 9:03:44 AM EST
    International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director General Yukiya Amano briefs the media during the Fifth Review Meeting of the Contracting Parties to the Convention on Nuclear Safety at the United Nations headquarters in Vienna April 4, 2011. The U.N. atomic energy chief told a nuclear safety forum on Monday that stricter standards and full transparency are vital to restoring public confidence in nuclear energy after Japan's Fukushima crisis. REUTERS/Herwig Prammer (AUSTRIA - Tags: POLITICS ENERGY)
  •  - IAEA Director General Amano briefs media during Fifth Review Meeting of the Contracting Parties to the Convention on Nuclear Safety in Vienna

    IAEA Director General Amano briefs media during Fifth Review Meeting of the Contracting Parties to the Convention on Nuclear Safety in Vienna

    Posted: 4/4/2011 9:02:09 AM EST
    International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director General Yukiya Amano briefs the media during the Fifth Review Meeting of the Contracting Parties to the Convention on Nuclear Safety at the United Nations headquarters in Vienna April 4, 2011. The U.N. atomic energy chief told a nuclear safety forum on Monday that stricter standards and full transparency are vital to restoring public confidence in nuclear energy after Japan's Fukushima crisis. REUTERS/Herwig Prammer (AUSTRIA - Tags: POLITICS ENERGY)
  •  - IAEA Director General Amano briefs media during Fifth Review Meeting of the Contracting Parties to the Convention on Nuclear Safety in Vienna

    IAEA Director General Amano briefs media during Fifth Review Meeting of the Contracting Parties to the Convention on Nuclear Safety in Vienna

    Posted: 4/4/2011 9:00:39 AM EST
    International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director General Yukiya Amano briefs the media during the Fifth Review Meeting of the Contracting Parties to the Convention on Nuclear Safety at the United Nations headquarters in Vienna April 4, 2011. The U.N. atomic energy chief told a nuclear safety forum on Monday that stricter standards and full transparency are vital to restoring public confidence in nuclear energy after Japan's Fukushima crisis. REUTERS/Herwig Prammer (AUSTRIA - Tags: POLITICS ENERGY)
  •  - British Trade Minister Stephen Green speaks during an interview with Reuters in New Delhi

    British Trade Minister Stephen Green speaks during an interview with Reuters in New Delhi

    Posted: 3/14/2011 10:25:57 AM EST
    British Trade Minister Stephen Green speaks during an interview with Reuters in New Delhi March 14, 2011. Green told Reuters in New Delhi that Britain wanted more predictability and transparency in India's business climate and would raise concerns from British firms during a visit this week. REUTERS/B Mathur (INDIA - Tags: BUSINESS POLITICS)
  •  - British Trade Minister Stephen Green speaks during an interview with Reuters in New Delhi

    British Trade Minister Stephen Green speaks during an interview with Reuters in New Delhi

    Posted: 3/14/2011 10:24:59 AM EST
    British Trade Minister Stephen Green speaks during an interview with Reuters in New Delhi March 14, 2011. Green told Reuters in New Delhi that Britain wanted more predictability and transparency in India's business climate and would raise concerns from British firms during a visit this week. REUTERS/B Mathur (INDIA - Tags: BUSINESS POLITICS)
  •  - Meade and Coppel talk at the signing of an agreement on transparency in government purchases in Mexico City

    Meade and Coppel talk at the signing of an agreement on transparency in government purchases in Mexico City

    Posted: 3/3/2011 11:13:57 PM EST
    Energy Secretary Jose Antonio Meade (L) and Juan Jose Suarez Coppel, chief executive officer of Petroleos Mexicanos, talk at the signing of an agreement on transparency in government purchases with representatives of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development in Mexico City March 3, 2011. REUTERS/Jorge Dan Lopez (MEXICO - Tags: ENERGY BUSINESS POLITICS)
  •  - Alter and Ayub attend the signing of an agreement on transparency in government purchases in Mexico City

    Alter and Ayub attend the signing of an agreement on transparency in government purchases in Mexico City

    Posted: 3/3/2011 11:05:35 PM EST
    Rolf Alter (L), director of the Public Governance and Territorial Development Directorate and Alfredo Elias Ayub, CEO of state-owned power company Comision Federal de Electricidad, attend the signing of an agreement on transparency in government purchases with representatives of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development in Mexico City March 3, 2011. REUTERS/Jorge Dan Lopez (MEXICO - Tags: ENERGY BUSINESS POLITICS)
  •  - Ayub, Meade and Coppel sit together at the signing of an agreement on transparency in government purchases in Mexico City

    Ayub, Meade and Coppel sit together at the signing of an agreement on transparency in government purchases in Mexico City

    Posted: 3/3/2011 8:33:54 PM EST
    (L to R) Alfredo Elias Ayub, CEO of state-owned power company Comision Federal de Electricidad, Energy Secretary Jose Antonio Meade and Juan Jose Suarez Coppel, chief executive officer of Petroleos Mexicanos, sit together at the signing of an agreement on transparency in government purchases with representatives of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development in Mexico City March 3, 2011. REUTERS/Jorge Dan Lopez (MEXICO - Tags: ENERGY BUSINESS POLITICS)
  •  - Bolivian anti-corruption minister Nardi Suxo arrives at the Paraguayan Congress to speak with legislators in Asuncion

    Bolivian anti-corruption minister Nardi Suxo arrives at the Paraguayan Congress to speak with legislators in Asuncion

    Posted: 1/4/2011 6:26:28 PM EST
    Bolivian Minister of Institutional Transparency and Fight against Corruption, Dr. Nardi Suxo, arrives at Paraguay's Congress to speak with legislators about the status of former governor of the Bolivian province of Tarija, Mario Cossio, in Asuncion January 4, 2011. Suxo was sent by President Evo Morales to request that the Paraguayan government deny the political asylum requested by Cossio, who escaped to Paraguay after being removed from his post by the Morales administration on December 16, 2010 over a disagreement with some of his programs. REUTERS/Stringer (PARAGUAY - Tags: POLITICS CRIME LAW)
  •  - Uruguayan congressmen raise their hands to vote a law to ease banking secrecy, a change that responds to global pressure for the South American country to crack down on tax cheat

    Uruguayan congressmen raise their hands to vote a law to ease banking secrecy, a change that responds to global pressure for the South American country to crack down on tax cheat

    Posted: 12/15/2010 1:12:29 PM EST
    Uruguayan congressmen raise their hands to vote a law to ease banking secrecy, a change that responds to global pressure for the South American country to crack down on tax cheats, at the Congress building in Montevideo December 15, 2010. The measure has faced resistance from rightist lawmakers and banking groups in Uruguay, which is listed by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) on its "gray list" of tax havens that have not fully implemented global transparency and data-sharing standards. REUTERSAndres Stapff (URUGUAY - Tags: BUSINESS POLITICS)
  •  - Men read newspapers in Treichville, an area of Abidjan

    Men read newspapers in Treichville, an area of Abidjan

    Posted: 11/2/2010 10:29:45 AM EST
    Men read newspapers in Treichville, an area of Abidjan November 2, 2010. Ivory Coast's electoral commission was due to start giving partial results from Sunday's presidential election on Tuesday, the commission said, as concerns grew over the transparency of the counting. The words on the front page read: "Respect the poll results". REUTERS/Luc Gnago (IVORY COAST - Tags: POLITICS ELECTIONS MEDIA)
  •  - A man sells newspapers in Plateau, an area of Abidjan

    A man sells newspapers in Plateau, an area of Abidjan

    Posted: 11/2/2010 10:27:48 AM EST
    A man sells newspapers in Plateau, an area of Abidjan November 2, 2010. Ivory Coast's electoral commission was due to start giving partial results from Sunday's presidential election on Tuesday, the commission said, as concerns grew over the transparency of the counting. The words on the front page read: "Respect the poll results". REUTERS/Luc Gnago (IVORY COAST) - Tags: POLITICS ELECTIONS MEDIA)
  •  - Thai anti-government "red shirt" protesters hold banners to demonstrate against what they claim to be U.N. inaction toward the Myanmar military regime

    Thai anti-government "red shirt" protesters hold banners to demonstrate against what they claim to be U.N. inaction toward the Myanmar military regime

    Posted: 10/26/2010 5:44:54 AM EST
    Thai anti-government "red shirt" protesters hold banners to demonstrate against what they claim to be U.N. inaction toward the Myanmar military regime during U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's visit in Bangkok October 26, 2010. Myanmar will hold its first parliamentary election in two decades on Nov. 7, although critics say it will simply cement the military's grip on power under the guise of civilian rule. Ban on his visit to Thailand, urged the Myanmar government for transparency in the upcoming elections. REUTERS/Chaiwat Subprasom (THAILAND - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST)
  •  - Thai anti-government "red shirt" protesters hold banners to demonstrate against what they claim to be U.N. inaction toward the Myanmar military regime

    Thai anti-government "red shirt" protesters hold banners to demonstrate against what they claim to be U.N. inaction toward the Myanmar military regime

    Posted: 10/26/2010 5:42:55 AM EST
    Thai anti-government "red shirt" protesters hold banners to demonstrate against what they claim to be U.N. inaction toward the Myanmar military regime during U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's visit in Bangkok October 26, 2010. Myanmar will hold its first parliamentary election in two decades on Nov. 7, although critics say it will simply cement the military's grip on power under the guise of civilian rule. Ban on his visit to Thailand, urged the Myanmar government for transparency in the upcoming elections. REUTERS/Chaiwat Subprasom (THAILAND - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST)
  •  - Thai anti-government "red shirt" protesters hold banners to demonstrate against what they claim to be U.N. inaction toward the Myanmar military regime

    Thai anti-government "red shirt" protesters hold banners to demonstrate against what they claim to be U.N. inaction toward the Myanmar military regime

    Posted: 10/26/2010 5:36:57 AM EST
    Thai anti-government "red shirt" protesters hold banners to demonstrate against what they claim to be U.N. inaction toward the Myanmar military regime during U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's visit in Bangkok October 26, 2010. Myanmar will hold its first parliamentary election in two decades on Nov. 7, although critics say it will simply cement the military's grip on power under the guise of civilian rule. Ban on his visit to Thailand, urged the Myanmar government for transparency in the upcoming elections. REUTERS/Chaiwat Subprasom (THAILAND - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST)
  •  - Thai anti-government "red shirt" protesters hold banners to demonstrate against what they claim to be U.N. inaction toward the Myanmar military regime

    Thai anti-government "red shirt" protesters hold banners to demonstrate against what they claim to be U.N. inaction toward the Myanmar military regime

    Posted: 10/26/2010 5:32:08 AM EST
    Thai anti-government "red shirt" protesters hold banners to demonstrate against what they claim to be U.N. inaction toward the Myanmar military regime during U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's visit in Bangkok October 26, 2010. Myanmar will hold its first parliamentary election in two decades on Nov. 7, although critics say it will simply cement the military's grip on power under the guise of civilian rule. Ban on his visit to Thailand, urged the Myanmar government for transparency in the upcoming elections. REUTERS/Chaiwat Subprasom (THAILAND - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST)
  •  - Thai anti-government "red shirt" protesters hold banners to demonstrate against U.N. inaction

    Thai anti-government "red shirt" protesters hold banners to demonstrate against U.N. inaction

    Posted: 10/26/2010 5:20:31 AM EST
    Thai anti-government "red shirt" protesters hold banners to demonstrate against U.N. inaction toward the Myanmar military regime during U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's visit in Bangkok October 26, 2010. Myanmar will hold its first parliamentary election in two decades on Nov. 7, although critics say it will simply cement the military's grip on power under the guise of civilian rule. Ban on his visit to Thailand, urged the Myanmar government for transparency in the upcoming elections. REUTERS/Chaiwat Subprasom (THAILAND - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST)