In terms of transparency in public life, France has always performed poorly. A law introduced at the end of 2013 is now forcing French parliamentarians to disclose their revenues and financial declarations. The data was made available this summer and can be consulted online by the public. However, the declarations are hand-written, making them difficult to understand and to use.
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2014-09-16 Social Media
In this edition: news media urged not to show ISIS videos; the "Book Bucket challenge" sweeping the web; and a golfing duo in a pretty impressive display.
2014-09-12 Social Media
In this edition: reactions to Barack Obama's speech on the Islamic state organisation, a campaign to stop violence against aboriginal women in Canada, and an original cover...
2014-09-15 Social Media
In this edition: online reactions to the death of David Haines; politicians in the Philippines challenged to ride public transport; and a billiards champ in a stunning display.
And what if the future of investigative journalism lies in the web? Leading French website "Enquête ouverte" is France's leading crowdsourcing website for data and information....
2014-09-11 Social Media
In this edition: Banksy works doctored by supporters of Scottish independence; outrage over an indiscriminate attack at a Memphis grocery store; and a time lapse video of all the...