In January 2016, the Italian Council of Ministers approved the preliminary draft of the decree on access to data and documents of public administrations, in accordance with the Public Administration Reform (Law no. 124/2015 – the so-called “Madia law”). The text should become the Italian Freedom of Information Act, which will rule the access to information, essential for investigative journalism, founded on international standards already adopted and tested.

In this session, there will be a brief analysis of FOIA and the state of the Italian legislation, highlighting the main problems and providing some clarification in relation to investigative journalism.

Organized in association with the Department of Legal Informatics of the University of Milan.