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One is an Indian website called 'I Paid a Bribe' that aims to "tackle corruption by harnessing the collective energy of citizens", according to its website. It allows people to anonymously post details of bribes that they had to pay to officials. Any patterns of systemic corruption are passed on by Janaagraha, the non-profit organisation that runs the site, to the Indian government.
Regular people are battling this issue by supporting anti-corruption movements like those of Anna Hazare and Arvind Kejriwal. There is even a website called “I Paid a Bribe” which allows people to expose their experiences with rampant bribing.
The experience traumatised her to such an extent that, even though she was studying at university in the US, she became determined to discover how widespread the practice was in Greece. Inspired by similar websites in India and Kenya, Tremonti set up edosafakelaki (meaning "I paid a bribe"), which allows people to anonymously report cases of bribe-giving or taking, or cases where bribes were refused.