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#Redada 8: Transparency and Access to Information

21.06.2011 19:00h - 21:00h

Place: Medialab-Prado · Plaza de las Letras, C/ Alameda, 15 Madrid

As a continuation to #Redada 2, held last December and devoted to Wikileaks, the “Sinde Law”, and access to public information, we are going to hold another #redada focused on the lack of that law and the positive implications its passing has for society.  

With Ignacio Escolar, David Cabo, Juan Freire, Eva Moraga, Daniel Montero and Victoria Anderica.

We recommend to come 15 minutes in advance due to limited seating. 

Hashtag for Twitter: #redada

 

 

Note by Ignacio Escolar on the video: When I talk about confidential contracts of a company by Marichalar with Camps I mean to say by Iñaki Urdangarín (http://www.elconfidencial.com/espana/camps-urdangarin-noos-juegos-valencia-20101104-71232.html)

 

 

The right to access to public information is an important subject, given that it enables improved efficacy of public administrations and decreases corruption. It is one of the major differences between mature democracies and others.

In Spain, we are lacking a Law of Transparency allowing access to public information, something that already exists in other countries in our area. Curiously, a decaffeinated draft was filtered to the media several months ago but no more has been heard about this law. For now, the government has sidelined it.

This #redada is framed within the programming for the international workshop titled Visualizar'11: Understanding Infrastructures, to be held from 14 June to 1 July.

 

Confirmed participants:

- Daniel Montero, investigative journalist from Interviú and author of the books titled La casta and La correa al cuello

- Victoria Anderica, coordinator of Access Info Europe projects

- Ignacio Escolar, journalist and writer

- David Cabo, member of  Pro Bono Publico and developer of ¿Dónde van mis impuestos? (Where Do My Taxes Go?) 

- Eva Moraga, lawyer and founder of Por & Para - Asesoría, training and advisors for the visual arts. 

- Juan Freire, biologist, university professor and expert in the net society.

 

f you are thinking of attending, please try to confirm your attendance in the comments here or on Twitter with the hashtag #redada so we have an estimate of how many people are interested in attending. 

More information and updates:  http://www.antonio-delgado.com/

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