Against Petty Corruption

Tactics and Lessons from Brasilia

New technologies present anti-corruption advocates with a host of new opportunities for engaging and mobilizing constituents. In 2012, the engine room worked with the IACC team to better understand these opportunities. We identified innovative tactics at the conference and spoke with the practitioners responsible for them. Follow the link below to find out more about these new initiatives, the tools they used and their tactical choices. This report will conclude by suggesting best practices that can be inferred from their experiences.

Do note that this report is just a snapshot to representative the growing field of technology citizen based initiatives to fight corruption. If you would like to feature your work in the next edition or have a question please email us at post[at] or iacc[at]

View the report here

To learn more, don’t forget to check out the apps we created at the IACC Hackathon.

Mapping Corruption with Ushahidi & other Online Tools

Here, Community Director Heather Leeson of Ushahidi and Metodi Zajkov of TI Macedonia frame the bigger picture of mapping with other tools to power anti-corruption fighters.

Three Important Tools for Online Security

Pablo Zavala, trainer at the Tactical Technology Collective with Alix Dunn of the Engine Room talks about digital tools for journalists and activists for their safety. Produced by Rajneesh Bhandari.