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Charmian Gooch unveils the Great Ripoff Map, showing the impact of corruption

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TED Prize winner Charmian Gooch speaking at TEDGlobal 2014. Photo: James Duncan Davidson/TED TED Prize winner Charmian Gooch speaks at TEDGlobal 2014. Photo: James Duncan Davidson/TED

In March, anti-corruption activist Charmian Gooch stood on the TED stage in Vancouver to make a bold TED Prize wish: to shed light on anonymous shell companies that shield corrupt activities. “My years as a field investigator and campaigner at Global Witness have shown me how the corrupt deals that destroy the environment and rip off the world’s poorest people are happening because the perpetrators can hide who they are behind a corporate front,” says Gooch.

Today at TEDGlobal, she and her organization, Global Witness, unveil the Great Ripoff Map, a place to find stories of how crimes of corruption affects ordinary people around the world, and pinpoint exactly where those crimes are taking place. Click through to the evolving website to see cases of corruption and other crimes related to anonymous companies in assorted locations. The…

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