NABU’s raising awareness campaign: Everyone can fight corruption

15.12.2018 00:00

In order to increase citizens' awareness of the activities of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) and anti-corruption tools one can use, the NABU implemented a raising awareness campaign on the International Anti-Corruption Day, which is on December 9.

The campaign entitled "Everyone can fight corruption" lasted from December 3 to December 14, 2018. Within two weeks, the NABU prepared and distributed series of photo, video and other informational materials on its official website and social networks, organized the open days for young people. The NABU representatives took part in different discussion and educational events.

In the center of the campaign were the stories of five people who have opposed corruption and achieved results in their own fight against it. The main characters are exposers, who informed the NABU on the facts of corruption and helped the Detectives in criminal investigations. At present, the cases mentioned in those videos are in court. These stories show us how combating corruption can be everyone’s conscious choice. On average, one video watched 12,000 people.

The NABU Detectives participated in X National Investigative Journalism Conference, held on December 7-9. Together with the media representatives, they were looking for an answer to the question "Can journalists and the NABU work together?"

A number of public events the NABU organized for the young people. On December 7, 2018, the Bureau opened its doors for students in Kyiv and Lviv (at Lviv Territorial Office). On December 10, 2018, by the initiative of the Civil Oversight Council of the NABU a public lecture "Top-Corruption under the gun" was held at the National University of "Kyiv-Mohyla Academy". The first Anti-Corruption Brain Ring for the students of the National University "Odessa Law Academy" took place on the same day by the initiative of Odesa Territorial Office of the NABU.

To the International Anti-Corruption Day Radio Liberty in Ukraine prepared a film "The War on Corruption: The Beginning". The movie outlines key events in the NABU’s work, from the time it was created in April 2015 to December 2017, and provides insights into the challenges and obstacles faced by the law enforcement agency.