Publications | ELLA
18
Jul
2012
MULTIMEDIA

VIDEO: Using Strategic Litigation to Enforce the Right to Information in Latin America: a Case from Argentina

Through strategic litigation, in 2008 the Argentinean Association for Civil Rights (ADC) secured a transparency win, forcing a national-level public institution to comply with providing access to information.

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9
Jul
2012
MULTIMEDIA

VIDEO: Opportunities and Challenges in Access to Public Information: Experiences from Latin America

In implementing their Freedom of Information Acts, Latin American countries are facing challenges - but also promising opportunities – in guaranteeing transparency and access to information.

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27
Jun
2012
MULTIMEDIA

VIDEO: From the Law to Practice: The Creation of the Mexican Federal Institute for Access to Public Information and Data Protection

Mexico’s 2002 Freedom of Information Act was the first in the world to create an autonomous oversight body with the authority to enforce compliance with the law.

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20
Jun
2012
MULTIMEDIA

PODCAST: Getting a Freedom of Information Act Approved: The Story of Brazil

In 2011, Brazil joined the 65% of Latin American countries that have approved a Freedom of Information Act, making the first step in guaranteeing citizens’ right to information and in promoting government accountability.

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6
Jun
2012
MULTIMEDIA

VIDEO: The Process of Approving the Freedom of Information Act in El Salvador

Culminating a six-year advocacy process characterised by its extensive citizen and civil society participation, in 2011 El Salvador passed one of the strongest Freedom of Information Acts in the world. This is the story of how the law got passed.

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