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Media Urged to Report Corruption

Media Urged to Report CorruptionMedia Urged to Report Corruption

Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council Ali Shamkhani has called on the media to report on corruption at any level.

Noting that low public confidence in the system is the gravest threat to the country, Shamkhani said it’s vital to wage an all-out war against corruption.

“Under the doctrine of judicial immunity, the media should be articulate about reporting on corruption,” Khabar Online quoted him as saying on Saturday.

Iran’s score, based on the Corruption Perceptions Index, improved by two notches in 2016 with 29 out of 100, according to a report by global graft monitor Transparency International.

The country’s ranking dropped by one place, as it is now 131st out of 176 countries. The CPI scale indicates that zero is perceived to be highly corrupt while 100 is perceived to be very clean.

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