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Asian democracies on upward trend in corruption fight

Data shows freer press and more open societies across region

BEN HEUBL, data journalist | Thailand

LONDON -- With many Asian countries making the transition to democracy since the 1970s, representative government and media integrity have been pivotal in the region's fight against political corruption.

Research published last month by the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance shows just how important press freedom and access to power have been.

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