Campaña Global por la Libertad de Expresión A19

For Support Of The Right To Information Program

A19’s mission is to promote freedom of expression and of information globally. This grant will support the Right to Information Program at Article 19’s Mexico office to promote the right to information (RTI) and access to information (ATI) in three states (Oaxaca, Chiapas, and Yucatan) and with three groups (indigenous women and rural communities; collectives; civil servants of RTI and ATI at the local and state level). A19 will raise awareness and provide training sessions on RTI with communities, local journalists, and media; provide legal assistance and follow up on freedom of information requests; develop advocacy strategies; establish dialogues with decision makers; and monitor guarantor bodies, among other activities. (Substrategy: Service Delivery Monitoring)
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Vicente Garcia Torres 75, CASA F, Colonia La Concepción, Alcaldía Coyoacán, Ciudad de México, 04020, Mexico
Grants to this Grantee
for a project to assess the performance of state and federal information commissions in Mexico  
The Campaña Global por la Libertad de Expresión A19 (Article 19) is an organization that works to protect journalists, advocate for freedom of the press, and encourage access to public information. This grant will fund a project with Article 19’s Mexico office to evaluate how access to public information reforms have been implemented at the subnational level in Mexico, particularly in relation to the performance of information commissions created to act as ombudsmen for citizens requesting information from public agencies. At the same time, the project will create a platform for information requestors to share their experiences and exchange knowledge about best and worst practices in implementing access to information reforms.
for the development of Mexico's Open Government Partnership action plan  
This grant will allow the chair of the Mexican civil society group of the Open Government Partnership (OGP) in Mexico, Article 19, to guarantee a more inclusive, effective, independent, and innovative participation of civil society groups in OGP. As chair of the civil society group, Article 19 seeks to develop an action plan and monitoring mechanism for higher impact commitments and for a gender perspective, monitor the creation of local action plans, and build an effective communications strategy for the civil society group.

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