Chiedi: Italy’s New FOIA Machine


Madrid, 13 April 2015 - Access Info Europe welcomes the launch of the Italian version of the Alaveteli request platform, called “Chiedi” meaning simply “Ask!”. The following article was originally published in the European Journalism Observatory's website. An online platform that enables citizens and journalists to send automated freedom of information requests to public bodies in Italy has been launched by Italian non-governmental organisation, Diritto di Sapere (Right to Know). The platform, Chiedi (Ask), aims at making access to Italy’s public records and data easier, and at strengthening transparency and accountability in the country. Chiedi is a “Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) machine”: a tool which simplifies the bureaucracy