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The Good Governance Program Pursues openness and honesty in government, supporting civil society and independent journalism to hold officials and institutions accountable. Examples of our work include:

Analyzing the legislation and regulatory practices of more than a dozen European countries regardingpublic access to registries of corporate ownership;

Developing a legal definition of the proposed crime of grand corruption, in consultation with international scholars, officials, and civil society organizations;

Establishing a mechanism to provide legal assistance to investigativejournalists threatened with defamation litigation worldwide;

Devising a legal structure for investment in independent media companies in markets lacking capital and press freedom;

Providing amicus support for claim challenging expropriation of a media business at an international human rights tribunal;

Supporting a campaign to highlight systematic corruption through public Internet participation

Our clients have included:

Transparency International 

Access Info Europe

Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project

Media Development Investment Fund