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Activists and international organizations are pushing back against the oil lobby's attempts to weaken rules for company transparency.


As Senegal faces protests over its upcoming elections, the government announced plans to implement the transparency initiative.

Transparency advocates are urging the oil industry to drop attacks on a new law that will reduce corruption and help citizens reap the benefits of oil and mining deals.

Multinational companies are lobbying fiercely to stop a proposed EU company payment disclosure law. Sign the ONE Campaign petition to support strong transparency regulations.

RWI's Emmanuel Kuyole explains the importance of natural resource transparency at a Brussels meeting on EU-Africa partnership.

The World Bank's Kai Kaiser discusses a new report that considers resource rich nations through a "political economy" lens.

A new investigative article considers the environmental risks of offshore drilling in the Gulf of Guinea.

Blogger Elisabeth Rosenthal asks why information disclosure sometimes yields no action, but becomes an end in itself.

RWI has held two regional workshops to help local groups analyze the report and take a leading role in Iraq's EITI process.
A web video from RWI partner Ibase helps to halt the expansion of a steel mill and highlight industry impacts on the local community.

More than 30 business, human rights and policy groups ask U.S. Congress to preserve the flagship anticorruption law.

In a chapter in the newly-published Fuelling the World – Failing the Region?, Dauda Garuba discusses EITI in Africa's Gulf of Guinea.

In Sierra Leone, mining companies are using low tax rates and off-shore intermediaries to shift profits out of the country.

In her latest collection, "Oil Village," Azeri photographer Rena Effendi exposes the environmental fallout of Azerbaijan's oil boom.
A clash over the rights of mining communities has played a large part in Peru's administration overhaul.

Members of OGP leadership call for dialogue with the South Africa on its controversial information protection law.

On the anniversary of the UN Convention against Corruption, advocates call for oil, gas and mining transparency.

Discussions on how technology can further transparency goals raise "non-tech" questions about political power.

In its new 2011 Corruption Perceptions Index, Transparency International makes a direct link between global corruption and increasing public unrest.

Natural resource NGOs and tech experts huddle to discuss how data innovations can build knowledge.

A New York Times report documents that individual U.S. leaseholders face issues similar to those of oil- and mineral-rich nations.

Pambazuka News interviewed four anti-corruption activists, including RWI's Dauda Garuba, on what Nigeria's path out of corruption should be.

Effective online presentation of open data requires the same organization and hospitality as a good bookstore.

A new paper contends that the "China Deal" reflects changes and continuity in the global economy.

The EITI has just released an amended version of its new 2011 rules, now available for download.