The video of the webinar "Corruption in Catalonia: citizens' perceptions and attitudes" is available

What is the impact of corruption, beyond economic leakage? Can trust be restored in those institutions damaged by abuse? How can the other perverse effects be repaired? What can citizens do, individually and collectively, to fight against corruption, and what are the barriers to reporting?

These and other issues focused the debate at the day that the Antifraud office organized last December 15 on the occasion of the presentation of the "Barometer 2022 on corruption in Catalonia, perceptions and attitudes of citizens”, as well as the celebration of the International Anti-Corruption Day.

The president of the Observatori Ciutadà against corruption participated in the conference, Itziar Gonzalez, the director of the Center for Opinion Studies, Jordi Muñoz and the professor of criminology at the Autonomous University of Barcelona, Daniela Gaddi.

In the presentations, the importance of the treatment of the media in relation to corruption was highlighted. "They have a fundamental role", asserted Muñoz, "the bulk of the population's contact with corruption is indirect through the information they receive from the media. These, however, are not alien because they depend on institutional advertising or the granting of licenses, and they take polarized positions”. Gaddi added that "the media must give visibility to how a restorative act is carried out. The result of the agreement must be public and must be disseminated". In this sense, González proposed to be able to have a media presence in the public media where they can talk about the fight against corruption and make visible what the citizens are doing.