19 January 2011

Knight Center unveils map of access to information in Latin America

Want to expose corruption in Mexico, environmental hazards in Brazil or mismanagement of food supplies in Colombia but don't know where to start? Check out a new interactive map from the Knight Center on access to information and transparency laws in Latin America.

The map shows you at a glance which countries have and don't have access to information laws, and where laws are in Congress or awaiting the President's signature. According to the map, in early December, El Salvador became the latest country in Latin America to approve a freedom of information law, while Costa Rica, Brazil and Cuba remain without one.

The map also compiles the basics about each country's access to info law and its effectiveness.

The map is the latest Knight Center project. See below for other projects in the series.

Click here for the map.

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