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You got e-mail:Online freedom of information requests        in developing countries.       Gabriela Rodríguez - gaba@data...
Online access to information    Information is the currency of democracy.                                   Thomas Jefferson
Freedom ofinformation inUruguay
What does the government know?          Powered by:
Whats unique about Quesabes.uy●   Each request is made by the person and not by us.●   If the request is denied the person...
StatsIn 5 months:● 380 users● 185 requests● 90 public bodies (about half of them)In comparison:New Zealands FOI portal had...
Lessons learned for similarimplementations●   Requests by email? Push, push, push for the authorities to answer.●   Be pre...
Thanks!                 http://quesabes.uyThis presentation available at: http://bit.ly/quesabes
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You got e-mail: Online freedom of information requests in developing countries (presentation) - Stanford - Right to Information and Transparency in the Digital Age

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Presentación de DATA en el evento Right to Information and Transparency in the Digital Age, organizado por Liberation Tech de la Universidad de Stanford.
Una visión sobre los pedidos de acceso a la información pública en línea en países en vías de desarrollo, en base a la experiencia de DATA en la implementación del portal ¿Qué Sabés? (http://quesabes.uy) usando Alaveteli.
En base al documento del mismo nombre escrito por Fabrizio Scrollini y Gabriela Rodríguez.

DATA presentation in the Right to Information and Transparency in the Digital Age event, organized by Standord Univiersity's Liberation Tech.
A vision on freedom of information requests in developing countries, based upon the experience of deploying the portal ¿Qué Sabés? (http://quesabes.uy) using Alaveteli.
Based upon the document by the same name written by Fabrizio Scrollini and Gabriela Rodríguez.

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  1. 1. You got e-mail:Online freedom of information requests in developing countries. Gabriela Rodríguez - gaba@datauy.org - @gaba Fabrizio Scrollini - fabrizio@datauy.org - @fscrollini
  2. 2. Online access to information Information is the currency of democracy. Thomas Jefferson
  3. 3. Freedom ofinformation inUruguay
  4. 4. What does the government know? Powered by:
  5. 5. Whats unique about Quesabes.uy● Each request is made by the person and not by us.● If the request is denied the person can appeal to UAIP.● We do advocacy for the right to ask for information.● Changed govt policy to allow for FOI requests via email● A public repository of FOI requests to the uruguayan government; both requests and responses are public.
  6. 6. StatsIn 5 months:● 380 users● 185 requests● 90 public bodies (about half of them)In comparison:New Zealands FOI portal had 416 requests in two years.
  7. 7. Lessons learned for similarimplementations● Requests by email? Push, push, push for the authorities to answer.● Be prepared to talk with authorities. Identify key actors in government.● Engage with organizations or people already doing FOI requests.● Time and effort.● Outreach to the average citizen.● Go out to the traditional and new media.
  8. 8. Thanks! http://quesabes.uyThis presentation available at: http://bit.ly/quesabes
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