“You are against corruption? Prove it!”
That challenge is the slogan of “Dod el-Fasad” (“Against Corruption”), a public-awareness campaign led by Saint-Joseph University of Beirut and the Lebanese Association for Taxpayers’ Rights that is putting young people at the head of a fight for more transparent and functional state.
Several students in the campaign have been traveling throughout the country since the beginning of the year, trying to get as many people as possible to sign the “Anti-Corruption Declaration.” The declaration, composed of ten key principles, aims at “protecting the interests of the country within the framework of a solid social contract based on trust, fairness, and transparency.”
More than 7,000 people, including several well-known journalists, athletes and politicians, have signed the declaration so far.