Another police officer is being investigated by the NAC for bribery. He allegedly claimed 150 euros from a young man to escape the criminal case
Social campaign: Do you want to be successful? Be honest!04.12.2019 421 Views
On the eve on the Intenational Anticorruption Day, NAC and UNDP Moldova have launched the integrity promotion campaign "I did noot buy success!". Different public personalities have urged people not to rely on illegalities, to breed success in life following honest and legal ways. The messages were used in a social spot, which is currently broadcast on several TV stations with national coverage, but also on social networks.
"You cannot be successful if you are corrupt"
One of the protagonists of the campaign, the journalist and vlogger Dorin Galben, affirms that integrity is the basic element to become successful. As a result, this is the rule that is followed in the professional activity. The online platform „Un show de doi Galbeni" that he has developed has over 100 thousand followers, and the topics he addresses are mainly related to social problems.
"Corruption is a phenomenon in the Republic of Moldova and no matter how much we talk about this; it continues to exist in our society. Unfortunately, money play a very important role in our country. We are the ones who generate this chain of giving bribes and taking bribes".
According to him, success bypasses the corrupt. "A successful man is an integral man. You cannot be a corrupt man and be successful. A successful man does not give bribes, he is responsible for what he says, what he communicates, for the topics he addresses. "
"It's a shame to give a bribe!"
Dorin Galben considers that information campaigns are needed to reduce corruption.
"A well-informed person is a difficult man to manipulate. When you go to a hospital, you know your rights, you know that certain services are provided according to the medical insurance, you will never get 1000-2000 lei to give to the doctor. The lack of information also makes people believe that when you are stopped by the police you must give bribes, when in fact you better pay a fine of 200 lei than to bribe, "he says.
Another way to get rid of corruption is for each of us to give up bribery and favoritism, says the journalist. "I always start from the hypothesis that the moment I would give bribes would be found out very fast. Someone would say the journalist Dorin Galben gave bribes while promoting completely different values. So, I gave up and I have a clean conscience. The citizens need to understand that giving bribes is a shame and that you can feel remorse for the rest of your life, "says Dorin Galben.
"All the successes I have are achieved through hard work"
Another protagonist of the campaign, the student Victor Purice, who has obtained several medals of International Olympiads in the study objects believes that his success is based, first and foremost, on work.
"To give money to teachers is foolish on the part of the teacher, and on the part of the one who gives the bribe. I consider that it is necessary to work for marks, for results. Success does not have a magic formula, it is a combination of effort, passion, luck, abnegation and dedication".
Victor solved math exercises from kindergarten, when he became a pupil, he has made a real passion for this school subject. When he was in the 4th grade he won his first competition. Then several national Olympiads followed, a little later he has achieved success on the international level - silver at the Balkan Mathematical Olympiad from Greece, bronze at the Balkan Olympiad of Computer Science, as well as European Olympiad in Informatics in 2018.
"Your image is worth more than money"
For the actress Dana Ciobanu success means, first and foremost, the ability to maintain integrity. "It is good if your intransigence, your image, your social position matters more for you than money. In the Republic of Moldova, you can be a successful person, maintaining your integrity, maintaining your principles without compromising yourself, "she says.
Dana Ciobanu successfully combines the profession of actress and journalist. She does television, theatre, and film. "For me success is equivalent to work and ambition, but it is necessary to maintain the priorities in life and resist the temptations that can appear along the way. You need to have the backbone to resist, especially in journalism and theatre. Success is when you are satisfied with yourself, you are not ashamed to look in the mirror and smile to yourself", she says.
According to Dana Ciobanu, integrity must be educated in the family. "I have always known that I will not chose financial security to the detriment of integrity. It was clear for me when I was a child, it was a principle established by my father. The profession I have has educated my strenth, my will and I know from personal experience that by working, giving up some benefits, and aiming higher you can resist", confirms the actress.
The campaign "I did not buy success!" is part of the project "Fighting Corruption by Strengthening Integrity", implemented by UNDP and the National Anticorruption Center, with the support of the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
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