Extract from UNDP Report:Tackling Corruption, Transforming Lives released on 12/6/08 Page 133

Extract from UNDP Report: Tackling Corruption, Transforming Lives released on 12/6/08 Page 133

In India, one woman set up a blog to protect her husband – a whistle-blower working
in the civil service of the State of Karnataka. Her husband had reported on colleagues
who were supplementing their salaries
with bribes. He was pushed around the civil service and forced to switch jobs seven times in nine months. Scared by the murder of several people in India known to have exposed corruption, his wife built a website – fightcorruption.wikidot.com – to make his case known to the world. ‘In the YouTube era,’ she reasoned, ‘it is harder to kill a man who has a bit of internet renown. I wanted to inform the people that this is happening, that my husband is a whistle-blower, so that it becomes the responsibility of every citizen to protect him’.11

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