Italy: The Silent State
• Only 13% of responses to requests provide the information asked for
Perugia, 25 April 2013 - Italians are asking questions but the Italian government gives very few answers: The findings of the first and most extensive access to information monitoring ever carried out in Italy show that almost three times out of four, requests for information on matters such as public expenditure, health, environment and the justice system do not get satisfactory answers.
A report, "The Silent State", on this first Italian access to information monitoring is being presented today at the International Journalism Festival in Perugia by Italian NGO Diritto Di Sapere and Access Info Europe (headquartered in Madrid) who jointly carried out the study.
Legal Leaks Toolkit now available in Italian
Milan, 17 January 2013 - The Legal Leaks Toolkit was launched today in Milan at a meeting of journalists and civil society organisations.
The Italian version of the toolkit was prepared by Diritto di Sapere with input from Ernesto Belisario, lawyer and founder of the Italian Open Government Association, and Luca Bolognini, lawyer and president of the Italian Institute for Privacy.
Access Info trained journalists on the toolkit at events in Milan and Rome on 17 and 18 January 2013 respectively.
New Italian Right to Information NGO: Diritto di Sapere
Milan, 20 July 2012: Access Info Europe's director Helen Darbishire was in Milan on 20 July 2012 as one of the founders of the new Italian right to information organisation Diritto di Sapere ("Right to know").
Guido Romeo (l) and Helen Darbishire (r) sign papers with Notary in Milan, Italy.
The five founder members of Diritto di Sapere are Arianna Ciccone, Helen Darbishire, Andrea Menapace, Chirstopher Potter e Guido Romeo.
Team members Fabio Chiusi e Antonella Napolitano are working on project activities during 2013.