Report

Transparency and Silence: A Survey of Access to Information Laws and Practices in 14 Countries

First page of PDF with filename: transparency_20060928.pdf
Transparency and Silence: A Survey of Access to Information Laws and Practices in 14 Countries (English) Download the complete study in English. 724.11 Kb, PDF Download Download
First page of PDF with filename: transparency_20060928.pdf
Transparencia y Silencio: Encuesta sobre Leyes y Prácticas del Acceso a la Información en Catorce Países (Spanish) Descargar el informe completo en español. 718.26 Kb, PDF Download
First page of PDF with filename: transparency_20060928.pdf
Transparency and Silence: An Overview Download the report summary. 73.7 Kb, PDF Download
Date
September 2006

This comparative study on access to information in 14 countries finds that transitional democracies outperformed established ones in providing information about government activities. Bulgaria, Romania, Armenia, Mexico, and Peru did better in answering citizens’ requests for information than France and Spain.

Published by the Open Society Justice Initiative, Transparency and Silence documents how various countries did—or did not—honor the right of access to information. In analyzing over 1,900 requests for information filed in 14 countries, the report finds that countries with access to information laws performed better than those with no law or with administrative provisions instead of a law.

The complete study is available for download in English and Spanish. A summary is also available in English.

Topics

Learn more about the tools we use to empower and protect

How we work

Get In Touch

Contact Us

Subscribe for Updates About Our Work