EG Justice in the News


EG Justice and Human Rights Watch have called on Julio Iglesias to examine how his concert in Equatorial Guinea is being financed, given concerns over government corruption. 

Financial Times
Shahien Nasiripour and Tom Burgis

Oil and mining groups with US listings will be forced to disclose details of their payments to foreign governments after US regulators rejected most of the industry’s efforts to water down new transparency rules.

ONE Campaign
Tutu Alicante

On Tuesday evening, UNESCO awarded the controversial prizesponsored by President Obiang of Equatorial Guinea, my native country. The decision to do so is an embarrassment for the organization and a setback in the effort to press for good governance and government accountability in Equatorial Guinea.


UN culture and science body UNESCO on Tuesday awarded a prize financed by the leader of Equatorial Guinea despite fierce criticism from rights groups who decried the move as "shameful".

Jornal Du Cameroun
Alain Georges Lietbouo

The UNESCO-Equatorial Guinea prize, awarded July 17, 2012, was denounced by several NGOs who point to the obscure finances of the regime of Teodoro Obiang Nguema.

The Guardian
David Smith

The UN scientific and cultural body has been condemned as 'shameful and irresponsible' for awarding the UNESCO-Equatorial Guinea prize sponsored by Africa's longest-ruling president, Teodoro Obiang.

Agence France-Presse

On July 16, various NGOs, including EG Justice, denounced UNESCO's decision to award the controversial UNESCO-Equatorial Guinea prize.

Huffington Post
Friederike Roder and Joseph Kraus

Despite continuing questions regarding the source of its funding, the UNESCO-Equatorial Guinea prize, funded by President Teodoro Obiang, will be awarded on July 17. Meanwhile, his son is wanted in France for corruption and money laundering.

La Liberation
Sylvain Mouillard

After years of controversy, UNESCO will honor the first three winners of a prize financed by President Teodoro Obiang of Equatorial Guinea. Various NGOS have denounced the prize as “shameful.”

The Epoch Times
Jack Phillips

Human rights organizations panned the United Nations’ cultural arm, UNESCO, for awarding a prize sponsored by Equatorial Guinea President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo.

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