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Submitted by Omer on

Public scrutiny via the Media and CSOs pushing for cleaner governments and highlighting corruption is a critical part of this struggle. Clearly a resolute leadership is very important but in many countries facing the level of corruption we now see in Yemen and many other countries in the world public pressure will play a critical role. This is especially so since capture of governments and political parties is inevitably part of the process of corruption. The more corruption is exposed the more exposed and vulnerable become the centers that foster and benefit from these practices. In short, let us by all means focus on the higher levers of power but also strengthen and protect the media - including social media venues - as well as the CSOs that will build the public pressure that will force change.