Corruption uncovered by text messages in Papua New Guinea

“Phones against Corruption" is a UN-supported initiative. Photo: UNDP

Two public officials in Papua New Guinea are facing corruption charges for mismanaging more than US$2 million following a tip-off by mobile phone text message.

The text was sent anonymously as part of a UN-supported initiative called "Phones against Corruption".

The initiative encourages people in one of the world's most corrupt countries to pass on information about possible wrong-doing.

Roy Trivedy is the United Nations Development Programme Resident Representative in Papua New Guinea.

Daniel Dickinson asked him how the system works.

Duration: 2'46"

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