From Watergate to phantom flights, the Freedom of Information Act has allowed journalists access to important information. In Italy an FIA does not exist – and neither (yet) does a jornalistic/institutional culture which could make an FIA function well. The association Diritto di Sapere will present in anteprima the results of the first monitoring in the field of access to information in Italy. Comparisons with other Western countries will be made and the potential for the right of access to improve the independence and effectiveness of journalism will be shown. The panel will be followed in the afternoon by a workshop on how to make best use of the right of access.

With the kind support of Open Society Foundations