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Topic “access to information”

"Cult of secrecy" pervades Canada's Access to Information system, report says

Secrecy is at the heart of the annual Review of Free Expression in Canada released on Friday, May 3, by the organization Canadian Journalists for Free Expression (CJFE). Read more »


Daily Digest: Mexican state blocks access to police, court information

Dissident blogger Yoani Sánchez vows to start independent news outlet in Cuba

Yoani Sánchez presenting at IAPA's 2013 Mid-Year Meeting in Puebla, Mexico. Source: Síntesis

Obama's use of government-created content and social media portends future relationships between media, president, says Politico

Politico highlighted the doubts about how often President Obama shoots skeet at Camp David to illustrate the administration's tight control over the commander-in-chief's image. Read more »


El Salvador's president vetoes reforms that would weaken sunshine law


The president of El Salvador, Mauricio Funes, vetoed reforms to the Access to Public Information Law that would have weakened the institution overseeing the law's implementation, according to the website El Faro, on Friday, Feb. 15. Read more »


Reforms to El Salvador's sunshine law strip powers from access to public information institute


The Salvadoran Congress approved reforms to the Access to Public Information Law that strip the autonomous access to public information institute of the power to declassify secret documents and order public institutions to respond to requests for information, according to El Faro. Read more »


Drone hearings prompt New York Times to question broad use of "national security" to silence press

Last week, confirmation hearings for President Obama’s pick to lead the Central Intelligence Agency, John Brennan, reopened debate over the media’s role in balancing national security concerns and freedom of expression. Read more »


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