A case study in ‘naming and faming’

Drissa Goita has earned a reputation for punctuality and reliability among his colleagues. A civil servant in Mali’s Ministry for Solidarity and Humanitarian Action, he was selected as a finalist for Mali’s Integrity Idol program. His image and deeds were publicized through a national television and radio campaign, spreading his reputation across the country.

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Idol honor carries high expectations

A high school teacher in Timbuktu, Baba Mahamane Mahamane always strives to be punctual, respectful and hardworking. But since becoming a finalist in 2017 Integrity Idol Mali, his students expect even more from him. That has inspired him to be a better role model.

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‘Integrity Idol’ helps tackle corruption in Mali

The work of civil servants and those fighting corruption in Mali’s public service has been highlighted and celebrated at an ‘Integrity Idol’ event modeled on the TV singing contest.

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Integrity Idol: Using fame to fight corruption in Mali

Since the coup in 2012, Mali has been plagued by corruption, which has hindered the government’s ability to combat terrorism. Mandela Washington Fellow Kondo Moussa is having none of it—and he’s fighting back against corruption by turning honest leaders into rock stars with Integrity Idol.

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Integrity Idol celebrates honest civil servants in West Africa

A reality TV show that celebrates honest civil servants in corruption-plagued countries has grown to reach new audiences in Mali and Liberia and aims to enlist the public’s help in fighting graft, the organizers said.

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A TV contest makes officials famous for doing good

The globally broadcast TV show Integrity Idol makes rock stars out of public officials who have done good. The show works like other prime-time televised contests but selects a winner not based on singing or dancing talent, but on how much he or she has done as a public official to help people.

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The BBC on Integrity Idol Mali

An interview with Mali Country Director Moussa Kondo

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