Bribr — a mobile application that tracks everyday corruption in Russia.
1. Bribr is about facing the truth
Russia holds 152-nd place in the Corruption Perception Index rating out of 170 possible. However, change is unlikely as a major part of Russians doesn’t consider bribing unacceptable. It’s time to change our attitude.
2. Bribr is about everyday corruption
We understand that the price of not getting a road ticket is much lower than that of a seat in Senate but there are no countries with corrupt governments and no everyday corruption.
3. Bribr is not about politics
Bribr is about numbers. Drawing conclusions is not our job.
4. Bribr is completely anonymous
No information is stored — neither Bribr, nor anyone else can see who reported a bribe.
5. Bribr is not targeting individuals
You can specify the location of the bribe but not the name of the person you bribed.
6. Bribr is not against those who take bribes, and 7. Bribr is not against those who give bribes
Sometimes we pay bribes on our own, sometimes we are forced to do that — but most of the times we bribe, because it is part of the society we live in.
7. Bribr can’t guarantee that every report is real
Bribr will do it’s best to prevent spam and any false reports, but it still won’t be able to guarantee that every bribe report is true. Bribr relies on understanding and social responsibility of it’s users.
8. Bribr believes in numbers
Showing the exact sum a police department has made in bribes last month makes a stronger effect than just recognising that bribing exists. Numbers are stronger than words.
9. Bribr believes in social responsibility.
Last year's events in Russia showed that people care, and even though big changes might take several years to happen we have to start acting today.