New Zealand Labour Party Apologizes for Plagiarism

Posted by Jonathan Bailey on Aug 17, 2015 12:48:49 PM
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Survey: Over Half of Indian Doctors Have Observed Plagiarism

Posted by Jonathan Bailey on Jun 20, 2014 3:23:00 PM

A recent study published in the Indian Journal of Medical Ethics reveals that over half of all doctors who responded, 56%, admit that they have observed plagiarism in papers being submitted to medical journals.

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Tagged:  International




How Russia is Shooting the Messenger

Posted by Jonathan Bailey on Feb 19, 2014 7:00:00 AM

Those who follow international plagiarism news have likely become familiar with the work of Dissernet, a group of citizen activists in Russia who, following the pattern of similar groups in Germany, have been working to analyze dissertations by politicians and report on any instances of suspected plagiarism.

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Tagged:  International




Plagiarism, Transparency and the Russian Ombudsman

Posted by Jonathan Bailey on Feb 8, 2014 8:00:00 AM

According to a recent article on RIA Novosti, a review by the Russian State Library has confirmed earlier plagiarism allegations against Pavel Astakhov, the country’s ombudsman for children’s rights.

pavel-astakhovThe allegations were first filed in April 2013 by Dissernet, a Russian group that has been discovering and reporting on alleged plagiarisms by officials in the country. They accused Astakhov of plagiarizing his dissertation, saying that significant portions of it were lifted without citation from earlier research.

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Tagged:  International




Why U.S. and German Plagiarism Scandals Have Unfolded So Differently

Posted by Jonathan Bailey on Nov 13, 2013 11:03:00 AM

Earlier this year, we discussed the recent plagiarism scandals in Germany and analyzed why it is significant when a political figure is found to have plagiarized a dissertation or a work from their pre-political career.

appl-orange-comparisonThe country has certainly seen its share of those scandals, which have led to the resignation of an Education Minister, a Defense Minister and a slew of other politicians.

However, today it is a U.S. politician in the plagiarism spotlight, Kentucky Senator Rand Paul, and the allegations are very different. Rather than standing accused of plagiarizing his dissertation, Paul is accused of plagiarizing in speeches, op-eds and even a book he wrote.

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Tagged:  International




Another Month, Another German Plagiarism Scandal

Posted by Jonathan Bailey on Oct 3, 2013 2:59:00 PM
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German Education Minister Resignation: Plagiarism or Politics?

Posted by Jonathan Bailey on Feb 11, 2013 1:43:00 PM

diploma-phd-plagiarismIt’s been another rough week for German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Annette Schavan, a member of Merkel’s cabinet and the Education Minister for the country, has resigned after her Ph.D was revoked following an investigation into her doctoral thesis that found evidence of plagiarism.

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NPR Plagiarism Case: International Journalistic Ethics Questioned

Posted by David Rothschild on Jul 26, 2012 4:06:00 AM

npr-logoPlagiarism is described in NPR’s writer policies as the “unforgivable sin” of journalism, but their reaction to an instance of plagiarism from one of their own interns this past week shows that nothing in the media is ever black and white. Ahmad Shafi, an intern who up until a few months ago was serving on the Kabul bureau for NPR as a fixer and translator, copied, pasted, and only slightly modified sixty-eight words from a story written in 2001 by Jason Burke- a clear case of plagiarism.

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Tagged:  International




Nigerian High Court Jurisdiction challenged in Sanusi Plagiarism Case

Posted by David Rothschild on Jun 7, 2012 12:00:00 PM

Governor Lamido SanusitThe Nigerian High Court this week set a date to hear plagiarism charges levied against Lamido Sanusi, Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria. The charges are being brought forward by a Nigerian lecturer in the United States, Professor Victor Dike of the School of Engineering and Technology at the National University of Sacramento in California. Dike, the founder of California’s Centre for Social Justice and Human Development, claims that Sanusi plagiarized his material in lectures on two different occasions.

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Tagged:  Legal, International




Romanian Education and Research Minister Accused of Plagiarism

Posted by David Rothschild on May 31, 2012 9:28:00 AM

romania ioan mangYet another case of plagiarism surfaced in European politics recently, when Romania’s newly appointed Education and Research Minister Ioan Mang was accused of copying the work of others in several of his academic papers. This latest incident follows closely on the heels of the resignation of Hungarian President Pal Schmidtt, and is barely a year removed from the plagiarism scandal that forced German Defense Minister Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg out of office.

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Tagged:  International