Investigative Journalism For Governance - What complementary role between justice and the press

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The publication of information whose purpose is to create "the public accountability" is essential for the public authority in questioning the perception of citizens with regard to the management of public resources and the need for accountability, to know the truth on country resource management.

Historically, modern governance standards have constantly reminded us of the usefulness of proceeding with the establishment of an "Open government", which is to say that it is imperative that the States Parties take their measure in order to reassure opinion on the sincerity of public accounts.

To date, expenditure on the State is not easily accessible and the decrees providing information are not popularized.

But in general, the oath which frames the profession of the journalist and authorizes him to reveal what opinion expects from the powers is not yet taken into account in the practice of governance, so that a certain opacity continues to to cover public accounts without the actors who animate public life most often not devoting themselves, have a duty of transparency.

Therefore, justice and the press must know who is the target.

The press and its monitoring machine in the recovery procedure do not often fit with legal proceedings, hence the duty of accountability.

International crime is therefore hidden behind this duality of the complexity of gathering evidence to abuse the collective interest, which would be a great danger for their image.The urgency of the moment and for the interest of all, in particular the countries of West Africa is to ensure that the names of diversion are considered as a concern imposing on the person responsible for the management of accused assets to bring accounting records, as well as to the whistleblower to support his approach. The press will speak about a fact without proof and it is well thereafter that the proof can well be established.

How can we understand that illicit funds are coming out of West Africa without the justice system ever having the chance to find the authors? The stories that testify to these two aspects of the thing exist. We can cite the Ulrich case, for example, found guilty, Jean Valjean ... So that all the reforms and the related references are not used by the public.

Likewise, some "pseudo" journalists go so far as to slander people without there being any bits and pieces of information. In the same way that justice would convict with evidence and well thereafter the press will demonstrate that the evidence is unfounded. The evidence sometimes jumps out ...

In such cases, the signatory states to the United Nations Convention against Corruption can only welcome acts of no effect.

And in this cycle, logic would like us to also look at the goods acquired by public sector players: "5 houses of no less than 500 million per unit, 5 cars of no less than 25 million each.

So it is sometimes likely that the media find themselves in the middle of a big machine of mass manipulation, to serve and assert a fact which exceeds the level of knowledge of the organizers of the press in question ...

And what about spending?

We call on those involved in economic and financial governance to make a choice to promote good governance for the benefit of all. But the blind, there are willingly.

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