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)
  •  - To match Special Report BIOFUELS/EUROPE

    To match Special Report BIOFUELS/EUROPE

    Posted: 7/5/2010 9:38:05 AM EST
    Oil and biodiesel containers are pictured at EcoEnergie's rapeseed biodiesel production plant in Etoy, near Geneva, August 13, 2008. Documents written between 2008 and January 2010 and sent between lobbyists, scientists and high-ranking European civil servants, released after Reuters invoked transparency laws, exposed a huge rift in Brussels over biofuels policy and also undermined Europe's ambition of using alternative fuels to wean the continent off oil by showing how vested interests have influenced the science behind a cornerstone of the continent's clean energy policy. Picture taken August 13, 2008. To match Special Report BIOFUELS/EUROPE REUTERS/Valentin Flauraud/Files (SWITZERLAND - Tags: ENERGY ENVIRONMENT BUSINESS POLITICS)
  •  - IAEA Director General ElBaradei receives Indira Gandhi Peace Prize from India's President Patil in New Delhi

    IAEA Director General ElBaradei receives Indira Gandhi Peace Prize from India's President Patil in New Delhi

    Posted: 9/30/2009 2:05:51 PM EST
    International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director General Mohamed ElBaradei (R) receives the Indira Gandhi Peace Prize from India's President Pratibha Patil during a ceremony at the presidential palace in New Delhi September 30, 2009. Iran broke a transparency law of the U.N. nuclear watchdog by failing to disclose much earlier a nuclear plant being built for uranium enrichment, ElBaradei said in a televised interview. REUTERS/Press Information Bureau/Handout (INDIA POLITICS ENERGY)
  •  - Crown Prince Alois von und zu Liechtenstein, outgoing Prime Minister Hasler and designated Prime Minister Tschuetscher attend a news conference in Vaduz

    Crown Prince Alois von und zu Liechtenstein, outgoing Prime Minister Hasler and designated Prime Minister Tschuetscher attend a news conference in Vaduz

    Posted: 3/12/2009 8:03:47 AM EST
    Crown Prince Alois von und zu Liechtenstein (L) outgoing Prime Minister Otmar Hasler (C) and designated Prime Minister Klaus Tschuetscher attend a news conference in Vaduz March 12, 2009. Liechtenstein agreed to ease its strict bank secrecy law by committing to international standards on tax transparency and data exchange, increasing pressure for similar concessions from other tax havens. The tiny principality, a financial centre wedged between Switzerland and Austria, is seeking to be removed from a blacklist of tax havens and will now offer bilateral tax deals for cooperating in cases of tax fraud and tax evasion. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann (LIECHTENSTEIN BUSINESS POLITICS ROYALS)
  •  - A police officer looks out a window of the Kimmel Building at NYU in New York

    A police officer looks out a window of the Kimmel Building at NYU in New York

    Posted: 2/20/2009 2:27:37 PM EST
    A police officer looks out of a window of the Kimmel Building at New York University (NYU) in New York February 20, 2009. Students have occupied the space since Wednesday, demanding more transparency about how the university spends its money. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri (UNITED STATES)
  •  - Chair of Transparency International Huguette Labelle speaks at a plenary session during the World Petroleum Congress in Madrid

    Chair of Transparency International Huguette Labelle speaks at a plenary session during the World Petroleum Congress in Madrid

    Posted: 7/3/2008 6:11:25 AM EST
    Chair of Transparency International Huguette Labelle speaks at a plenary session during the World Petroleum Congress in Madrid, July 3, 2008. REUTERS/Susana Vera (SPAIN)
  •  - Britain's PM Brown speaks during his monthly news conference at Downing Street in London

    Britain's PM Brown speaks during his monthly news conference at Downing Street in London

    Posted: 4/1/2008 9:08:01 AM EST
    Britain's Prime Minister Brown speaks during his monthly news conference at Downing Street in London April 1, 2008. Major economic powers need to cooperate closely to ensure that there is greater transparency in the financial system, Brown said on Tuesday. REUTERS/Stephen Hird (BRITAIN)
  •  - US IAEA Ambassador Schulte talks to Russian IAEA Ambassador Berdennikov at the beginning of a board of governors meeting in Vienna

    US IAEA Ambassador Schulte talks to Russian IAEA Ambassador Berdennikov at the beginning of a board of governors meeting in Vienna

    Posted: 9/12/2007 4:48:31 AM EST
    U.S. International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Ambassador to the IAEA Gregory Schulte (L) talks to Russian IAEA Ambassador Grigory Berdennikov at the beginning of a board of governors meeting at Vienna's U.N. headquarters in Vienna September 12, 2007. Non-aligned nations on Tuesday rejected "interference" in Iran's nuclear transparency deal with U.N. inspectors, countering Western criticism the pact eases pressure on Tehran not to seek technology with bomb potential. REUTERS/Herwig Prammer (AUSTRIA)
  •  - Iran's deputy nuclear negotiator Vaeedi speaks to IAEA deputy director Heinonen during news conference in Tehran

    Iran's deputy nuclear negotiator Vaeedi speaks to IAEA deputy director Heinonen during news conference in Tehran

    Posted: 7/12/2007 1:41:26 PM EST
    Iran's deputy nuclear negotiator Javad Vaeedi (R) speks to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) deputy director Olli Heinonen during a news conference in Tehran July 12, 2007. Two days of talks between Iran and the U.N. nuclear watchdog on an Iranian offer of more nuclear transparency made progress and will continue in the next few weeks, both sides said on Thursday. REUTERS/Raheb Homavandi (IRAN)
  •  - World bank President Wolfowitz shakes hands with South African singer Yvonne Chaka Chaka after the launch of Chaka Chaka's Princes of Africa foundation in Johannesburg

    World bank President Wolfowitz shakes hands with South African singer Yvonne Chaka Chaka after the launch of Chaka Chaka's Princes of Africa foundation in Johannesburg

    Posted: 3/15/2007 10:57:04 AM EST
    World bank President Paul Wolfowitz (L) shakes hands with South African singer Yvonne Chaka Chaka after the launch of Chaka Chaka's Princes of Africa foundation in Johannesburg March 15,2007. Wolfowitz attended the foundation launch which promised to improve accountability and transparency in the use of funds dedicated to fighting malaria in Africa. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko (South Africa)