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Topic “access to information”

Document lists ways to strengthen freedom of expression in Central America


Journalists and civil society representatives convened for the “Second Platform for Action to Strengthen Freedom of Expression in Central America,” where they identified the principal challenges for exercising this right and listed initiatives to promote it throughout the region. Read more »


Canadian journalists flunk government on sharing information

The watchdog group Canadian Journalists for Free Expression (CJFE) has released its first Free Expression Review, giving the federal government’s access to information performance a failing grade, the Globe and Mail and Toronto Sun report. Read more »


On World Press Freedom Day, UNESCO urges governments to pass information access laws

Journalists and organizations throughout the world marked World Press Freedom Day Monday (May 3). UNESCO's conference in Australia about defending access to information ended with auma declaration asking countries to enact laws "guaranteeing the right to information in accordance with the internationally-recognized principle of maximum disclosure." See more information about the day's events. Read more »


The challenges of communicating local viewpoints from Amazonia


In a visit to the city of Sinop, one of the largest logging centers in Mato Grosso state, journalist Andreia Fanzeres asked a resident if she liked living in Amazonia. Her response was disturbing. Read more »


Brazil's Chamber of Deputies approves bill granting access to public information


The Chamber of Deputies approved a bill this week that would make public information accessible to citizens. The text now passes to the Senate. Read more »


Transparency law helps Chileans search for ‘disappeared’

Chile's Law of Transparency and Access to Public information, which took effect last April, is helping national and international organizations that are seeking information about people who disappeared during the military dictatorship. Those people include U.S. Read more »


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