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Knight Center map highlights state of information access throughout Latin America



Considering the way WikiLeaks and its publishing of secret diplomatic cables and classified documents related to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have prompted debates about the public's right to know and transparency in government, the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas has decided to highlight information access laws throughout Latin America.

This map from the Knight Center's blog compiles information about each country's law and it's effectiveness. For example, in early December, El Salvador became the latest country in Latin America to approve a freedom of information law. Still, some countries, like Costa Rica, Brazil and Cuba, remain without a law that specifically regulates access to public information.

This map is the latest in a series of original projects from the Knight Center. Other projects include a Twitter feed on social media and freedom of expression, a map of threats against journalists in Mexico, and a map of electoral censorship in Brazil.

infomap



5 comments

 
Jeannine Relly wrote 6 years 43 weeks ago

Thank you

for the great contribution

 
Jeannine Relly wrote 6 years 43 weeks ago

The map

Thank you for the great contribution!

 
Kate Doyle wrote 6 years 44 weeks ago

FOI map

Excellent map, though still a little cranky (try clicking on El Salvador and Nicaragua pops up, for example).

 
Umar Draz wrote 6 years 46 weeks ago

Sources of wikileaks?

They reveal key infrastructure- NOT top secret infrastructure. Anyone with an internet connection could have found these out.

One thing in mind always comes that what are the means of wikilieaks???

 
Ewcia wrote 6 years 48 weeks ago

Ewcia

GREAT SITE! REALLY!

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