Honesty Oscars 2015: Best Special Effects

Honesty Oscars 2015: Best Special Effects

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Every day in the week leading up to the Academy Awards, February 17th to 21st, ONE and Accountability Lab will unveil a category for our Honesty Oscars 2015, an award that honors not Hollywood films, but the creative work of activists and organizations that fight global corruption. Vote for your favorites, and we’ll announce the winners following the Oscars on Monday, February 23rd.

Today, we unveil the fifth and final category in ONE and Accountability Lab’s Honesty Oscars (see the first, second, third, and fourth categories here): Best Special Effects. Like the Academy Awards’ “Best Special Effects” this category honors new technologies, innovative strategies and tools, and creative campaigns that call attention to issues of transparency, accountability and corruption. Scroll through the five nominees, then vote for your favorite in the form below. Voting for this category closes Monday, February 23 at 9AM EST.


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1.) Open Duka


Open Duka provides citizens, journalists, and civic activists with a practical and easy-to-use tool to help them understand the ownership structure of the world they live in. It helps demonstrate the practical application of open information for citizens around the world. The pilot project is being launched in Kenya.

2.) Aid Transparency Index


The Aid Transparency Index is the only global measure of the state of aid transparency in the world’s leading aid organizations. In 2014, they looked at commitment to aid transparency and publications in both organizational and activity level.

3.) The Great Rip Off


Global Witness’s The Great Rip Off explains how fraudsters, mobsters, money-launderers, tax-evaders and corrupt politicians are able to use American companies to cover their tracks and dodge the authorities.

4.) Harass Map


Harass Map works to end the social acceptability of sexual harassment and assault in Egypt by encouraging bystanders to speak up against harassers and take on a zero-tolerance attitude towards sexual harassment.

5.) OpenSpending


OpenSpending helps map the money around the world, tracking and analyzing global public financial information. It is a database with information and resources that users can contribute to.

VOTE NOW for your favorite Best Special Effects nominee!

Which tool should win the 2015 Honesty Oscar for ‘Best Special Effects’?


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