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CIPE Webinar on Access to Information

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Please join the Center for International Private Enterprise and Marcela Prieto, Executive Director of the Political Science Institute, for a webinar discussion on access to information: February 15, 9:00-10:00 a.m. EST.

If knowledge is power, then expanding access to information can empower people. Making the right information available to the right people helps them to lead change. Among the goals of expanding access to information, one may include:

  • Ensuring freedom of information and transparency in government
  • Strengthening alternative sources of information including media, think tanks, and civil society
  • Raising public awareness of issues
  • Increasing understanding of democratic and market principles

In this webinar, Marcela Prieto will discuss the South American magazine Perspectiva, created to combat populism and restrictions on free expression throughout the region. Perspectiva exposes policymakers, the private sector, and other political actors to democratic and market-oriented themes, and reinforces a regional network of market-oriented think tanks. We’ll hear from Ms. Prieto some lessons in fostering greater debate and understanding of these themes.

We’ll also hear about CIPE’s programs to develop access to information in other parts of the world, such as the Middle East. These programs range from supporting the legal environment for freedom of information in Egypt to improving the quality of economic journalism, such as an innovative program for journalists in Kyrgyzstan.

Join us for a CIPE webinar on Access to Information
Friday, February 15
9:00 a.m. EST
Reserve your Webinar seat now at:
https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/293202542