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Irekia to help to draft an Open Government Manifesto

2012 April 19

 

The text, which will be written as a collaborative effort, seeks to raise awareness among the citizens of around the world of their transparency and participation rights with respect to their governments

During the first meeting of the  Open Government Partnership, held on 17 and 18 April in Brasilia, some of the leading experts agreed on the need to approve a common definition of the Open Government concept.

In particular, Helen Darbishire, the Executive Director of Access Info, an organisation dedicated to fostering and protecting the right of access to information, considers that “governments have very different ideas about what Open Government is. We have listened to the opinions of many international experts, the leaders of the access to information, open data and participation movement, and need to define more accurately what Open Government is".

Therefore, she announced a collaborative process, headed by her organisation, which will try to define the minimum standards for Open Government within civil society, by means of exchanging ideas and suggestions. The proposal is therefore to draft a manifesto which will then ensure that “there is a single definition in all member countries of the OGP, and in the other countries, with which to defend the right of citizens to have a government that informs and listens to the citizens”.

Right from the start of this initiative, Irekia has supported the drafting of this manifesto and will help with the work that will begin in the coming days. Specifically, its director, Nagore de los Ríos, stated that work has already begun on preparing this world manifesto that will be part of a citizen campaign to foster Open Government.  The first objective of the manifesto is to ensure that the citizens understand "what Open Government is, that they embrace it as their basic right, wherever they live, and they should claim this right loudly, clearly and strongly". Thus, the forces behind the manifesto want countries with opaque governments to have to open up, in reaction to the pressure from civil society to do so.

After the experts and interested parties have prepared the manifesto, it will be disseminated so that any citizen of the world can support, sign and embrace it.

 

 

42 comments
  • @CarmelaGalvez
    2012 April 19

    Comentario de Twitter:
    Manifiesto de Gobierno Abierto. http://t.co/pS2IVR8H

  • @redmatriz
    2012 April 19

    Comentario de Twitter:
    ✔Manifiesto por Gobierno Abierto http://t.co/nc1SZcuR @davidrjordan @mamiesp @Maripuchi @oscarcortes @carlosdlfuente @ruthdelcampo @abarros

  • @redmatriz
    2012 April 19

    Comentario de Twitter:
    ✔Manifiesto por Gobierno Abierto: http://t.co/nc1SZcuR @OpenDataBCN @Irekia @opendataeuskadi @tuderechoasaber @subirats9 @andresnin @ctic_od

  • @balapiaka
    2012 April 19

    Comentario de Twitter:
    RT @redmatriz: ✔ Manifiesto por Gobierno Abierto: http://t.co/nc1SZcuR @jordigraells @mgarrigap @dcabo @mcgbox @balapiaka @alorza @ecampd @opengovpart

  • @CLOG_UNLP
    2012 April 19

    Comentario de Twitter:
    RT @redmatriz: ✔ Manifiesto por Gobierno Abierto: http://t.co/nc1SZcuR @jordigraells @mgarrigap @dcabo @mcgbox @balapiaka @alorza @ecampd @opengovpart

  • @mcgbox
    2012 April 19

    Comentario de Twitter:
    RT @redmatriz: ✔ Manifiesto por Gobierno Abierto: http://t.co/nc1SZcuR @jordigraells @mgarrigap @dcabo @mcgbox @balapiaka @alorza @ecampd @opengovpart

  • @redmatriz
    2012 April 19

    Comentario de Twitter:
    ✔ Manifiesto por Gobierno Abierto: http://t.co/nc1SZcuR @jordigraells @mgarrigap @dcabo @mcgbox @balapiaka @alorza @ecampd @opengovpart

  • @CesarCalderon
    2012 April 19

    Comentario de Twitter:
    Manifiesto de Gobierno Abierto http://t.co/8qRLtaQn . En breve podrás participar en su redacción .

  • @redmatriz
    2012 April 19

    Comentario de Twitter:
    ✔ Manifiesto por Gobierno Abierto: http://t.co/nc1SZcuR @GuzmanGarmendia @CesarCalderon @aabella @antonigr @jfreire @alorza @josemalonso

  • @redmatriz
    2012 April 19

    Comentario de Twitter:
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  • @jcdelarco
    2012 April 19

    Comentario de Twitter:
    RT @Irekia: Irekia participa en la redacción colaborativa de un Manifiesto de Gobierno Abierto http://t.co/g7TYQUgg #ogov

  • @redmatriz
    2012 April 19

    Comentario de Twitter:
    RT @Irekia: Irekia participa en la redacción colaborativa de un Manifiesto de Gobierno Abierto http://t.co/g7TYQUgg #ogov

  • @Maripuchi
    2012 April 19

    Comentario de Twitter:
    Mola! :D RT @Irekia: Irekia participa en la redacción colaborativa de un Manifiesto de Gobierno Abierto http://t.co/inc26aD2 #ogov

  • @KikeUriarte
    2012 April 19

    Comentario de Twitter:
    RT @Irekia: Irekia participa en la redacción colaborativa de un Manifiesto de Gobierno Abierto http://t.co/g7TYQUgg #ogov

  • @alfrealday
    2012 April 19

    Comentario de Twitter:
    +1“@Irekia: Irekia participa en la redacción colaborativa de un Manifiesto de Gobierno Abierto http://t.co/onbUHlPR #ogov”

  • @vali_vali_
    2012 April 19

    Comentario de Twitter:
    RT @Irekia_News: Irekiak parte hartzen du Gobernu Irekiaren Adierazpen baten erredakzioan . http://t.co/B3wQwfE7

  • @vali_vali_
    2012 April 19

    Comentario de Twitter:
    RT @Irekia_News: Irekia participa en la redacción de un Manifiesto de Gobierno Abierto. http://t.co/0AuoWBHK

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