Transparency and investigative journalism, topics of the fourth forum on access to information organized by CABEI
In commemoration of the International Information Access Day, Latin American journalists discussed the challenges of practicing the profession.
Tegucigalpa, September 27, 2021.- In order to promote transparency, openness and accountability, the Central American Bank for Economic Integration (CABEI), together with the Inter American Press Association (IAPA), held on Monday the fourth virtual forum "Access to information as a guarantee for journalistic and investigative work".
The event was inaugurated by CABEI Executive President, Dr. Dante Mossi, who commented: "We promote this forum to reflect on the right of access to information as a fundamental tool for building more democratic societies, to the extent that it allows citizens to control the functioning of public administration, as well as to fight endemic evils such as corruption and secrecy that do so much harm to our countries".
At the event, which was attended by prominent journalists from the region, the communicator Hugo Alconada Mon, stressed the importance of promoting and encouraging debate on best practices and the opportunities offered by access to information in Latin America.
Meanwhile, journalist Fabiola Torres shared the challenges of journalistic work, made more acute in the context of the pandemic, explaining that "the role of communication in contributing to the development of countries, particularly in the economic, social, and cultural sector in which it is communicated, is transcendental.
The forum was moderated by IAPA Executive Director Ricardo Trotti and closing remarks were made by CABEI Director for Argentina and Colombia and Chairman of the Bank's Access to Information Committee Maximiliano Alonso.