Times are changing in Burma. Once it was risky to even say her name, now you can buy an Aung Sun Suu Kyi t-shirt on the streets of Yangon. Suu Kyi has long been a symbol of hope for Burmese people; David Cameron described her as a “shining example for people who yearn for freedom, more »
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On first appearances, the fact that there appears to be abundant information about Egypt's oil and gas sector would seem like a sign of transparency, a well managed information dissemination system allowing citizens to know what is going on with their extractive industries. Under more scrutiny, however, it reveals the opposite. The information available contains contradictory figures and reports about the oil and gas sector on a daily basis and it seems as though raw information released through outlets one would assume to be reasonably reliable is being overwhelmed by rumours and popular gossip, to the detriment of accountability of the sector.