Posts tagged "Integrity Idol"

Inspire Somalia: Reality TV vs. Fundamentalist Insurgents


A different kind of reality TV show: in 2015 the UN’s “Inspire Somalia” aimed to use culture to increase Somalia’s fragile peace.

So far it’s been well-received. Some great tunes included in the podcast below! Time for a reprise?
Perhaps the ‘developed world’ can take some tips from ‘Inspire Somalia’ and similar reality shows such as ‘Integrity Idol‘.


Reality TV is popular around the world. It’s also roundly mocked as formulaic and contrived. But can that kind of fragile fantasy meaningfully influence the real world?

Podcast Transcript

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Images courtesy Inspire Somalia, NPR

Integrity Idol: Looking For The Most Honest Public Servants

The reality TV show searches for the most honest and outstanding public officials in Nigeria.
DAKAR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – A reality TV show that celebrates honest civil servants in corruption-plagued countries has grown to reach new audiences in Mali and Liberia and aims to enlist the public’s help in fighting graft, the organizers said.
Nuzo Eziechi said, “I am incredibly excited to be honored as Nigeria?s Integrity Idol.” The show featured government workers competing to be crowned most ethical.

(Can we haz 4 USA plz)