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Charmian Gooch:
Meet global corruption's hidden players

TEDGlobal 2013 · 14:27 · Filmed Jun 2013
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Charmian Gooch: Meet global corruption's hidden players
14:27 · Filmed June 2013 at TEDGlobal 2013 · Subtitles available in 31 languages

When the son of the president of a desperately poor country starts buying mansions and sportscars on an official monthly salary of $7,000, Charmian Gooch suggests, corruption is probably somewhere in the picture. In a blistering, eye-opening talk (and through several specific examples), she details how global corruption trackers follow the money — to some surprisingly familiar faces.

Anti-corruption activist
Global Witness co-founder Charmian Gooch is the 2014 TED Prize winner. At her NGO she exposes how a global architecture of corruption is woven into the extraction and exploitation of natural resources. Full bio
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