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Listen to recordings of “Skaidrumo Linija” (Transparency Line), a radio show by TI Lithuania

All recordings are in Lithuanian.
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“SKAIDRUMO LINIJA” (TRANSPARENCY LINE) RECORDINGS, BROADCAST AT “ŽINIŲ RADIJAS”:

Do representatives from institutions responsible for fighting corruption know what they are doing wrong? Žinių Radijas (2013-03-19)

Tens of millions of litas are spent on fighting corruption each year in Lithuania, institutions continue approving new anti-corruption programmes, but the majority of Lithuanian residents are still of the opinion that bribes help solve their problems and improve the quality of services.

Romas Zienka (Deputy director of SIS (Special Investigation Service)), Arvydas Anušauskas (Member of Seimas (the Parliament)) and Aleksandras Dobryninas (professor at Vilnius University) appear on the show.

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Is academic dishonesty a problem in Lithuania? Žinių Radijas (2013-03-26)

The topic of this show is academic dishonesty. Guests – Rimantas Vaitkus (Vice-minister for Education and Science), Aurelija Valeikienė (deputy director of the Centre for Quality Assessment in Higher Education), Vygintas Eidėnas (Chairman of the Lithuanian School Student Union), Martynas Kriaučiūnas (Lithuanian National Union of Students).

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What are the greatest problems afflicting the police? Žinių Radijas (2013-04-02)

Topics – the corruption of the police, ways to fight it and their cost in Lithuania. Guests – Donatas Malaškevičius (head of the Immunity Board at the Police Department ), Ramūnas Matonis (head of the Communication Division at the Police Department), Vytautas Lamauskas (representative of the National Association of Officers’ Trade Unions of the Republic of Lithuania).

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Would a greater involvement of residents in solving urban and district problems help decrease corruption in municipalities? Žinių Radijas(2013-04-09)

Resident surveys show that municipalities are seen as one of the most corrupt institutions in Lithuania. However, the very same Lithuanian residents are slow to get involved in local governance and rarely demand more transparency and accountability from politicians.

Would it help decrease corruption if the residents were more actively involved in solving urban and regional problems?

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What kind of match-fixing agreements exist in sports and how widespread is the practice in Lithuania? Žinių Radijas (2013-04-16)

Topic – dishonest agreements in sports. Guests of the show include Klemensas Rimšelis (head of the Department of Physical Education and Sports Under the Government of the Republic of Lithuania), Mykolas Krivcovas (head of the Lithuanian Professional Basketball Association), Vytautas Kačerauskas (executive director of Tony Bet), Kęstutis Vagneris (head of the Division of Protection of the Public Interest at the Prosecution Service of the Republic of Lithuania), Nerijus Kesminas (a sports journalist).

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Do you want state institutions to publish compiled data in an accessible fashion? Žinių Radijas (2013-04-23)

Do you want the information compiled by state institutions to be made available in an accessible fashion? Is it necessary for the public and business?

This time we discussed the open data initiative that’s gaining popularity around the world. The initiative urges state institutions to disclose more and more held information in an accessible, convenient fashion. What are the benefits of this initiative and how do Lithuanian institutions intend to respond?

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Why do doctors accept bribes? Does it increase the quality of services? How much should doctors earn? Žinių Radijas (2013-04-30)

Why do doctors accept bribes and does it affect the quality of service? We interview Solveiga Ubrasaitė, neonatologist and doctor at the Department of Paediatric Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care at Santariškės General Hospital.

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Is the new generation of entrepreneurs inclined to abuse connections and does it justify bribery? Žinių Radijas (2013-05-07)

Topic – the young generation of entrepreneurs, their tendencies to abuse connections and attitudes towards bribery. We interview Artas Bartas, a start-up businessman.

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Transparency Line. Žinių Radijas (2013-05-14)

Why are potholes appearing on the streets of Vilnius? How are construction works carried out, who makes the decisions and who oversees the works? We talk with businessman Andrius Mačiulis.

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How do young people measure success and how what importance does it attach to integrity? Žinių Radijas (2013-05-21)

How do young people perceive success and how important does it find integrity to be? We talk with Nerijus Buivydas, head of the non-governmental organisation “School of Success”.

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Do drivers crossing border posts feel any effects of the inner clean-up of the Customs? Žinių Radijas (2013-05-28)

Do drivers crossing border posts feel any effects of the inner clean-up of the Customs? Žinių Radijas (2013-05-28)

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Selling doctoral works –  a normal business? Žinių Radijas (2013-06-04)

Can selling doctoral works be construed as a normal business? Vaidotas Granickas, a lecturer and lawyer, talks about the responsibility of students and companies selling academic works.

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What’s the difference between a bribe and a gift? Žinių Radijas (2013-06-11)

What’s the difference between a bribe and a gift? By bringing sweets to physicians, teachers and other servants of the state, are we actually giving them a bribe? We interview Juozas Berenta, head of the Information Security Management and Corruption Prevention Unit at the National Paying Agency under the Ministry of Agriculture.

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Can the public control large-scale projects in the state? Žinių Radijas (2013-06-18)

We discuss the possibility of public control over projects being done in the country: construction works, road repairs, renovation of schools and other works. Our conversation with businessman Raimundas Pilka.

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Transparency Line. Žinių Radijas (2013-06-25)

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Transparency Line. Žinių Radijas (2013-10-17)

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How much do we know about the financial assistance given by Lithuania to foreign countries? Transparency Line. Žinių Radijas (2013-10-31)

How much do we know about the financial assistance given by Lithuania to countries abroad? Where and how is money from Lithuanian taxpayers spent? We will be speaking with David Hall Matthews, head of “Publish What You Fund”. According to this organisation, Lithuanian aid is one of the least transparent.

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The influence of a single person on political decisions. Transparency Line. Žinių Radijas (2013-11-14)

Can a single person influence the decisions of politicians in Lithuania? We talk with Šarūnas Narbutas, who managed to collect 170 thousand signatures and thanks to whom medication for Chronic Myeloid Leukaemia is now compensated by the State for all afflicted.

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Transparency Line. Žinių Radijas (2013-11-28)

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Anti-Corruption Education. Transparency Line. Žinių Radijas (2013-12-12)

When we talk about corruption we often note how exceptionally important it is to focus a lot of attention on anti-corruption education. However, what form should this education take? When is it truly effective? We speak with Daiva Tručinskienė, a teacher at the Anykščiai Antanas Baranauskas’s Secondary School who has been engaging in anti-corruption activities with students for 12 years.

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