Balkans in the lead in access to public information

Citizens in several Balkan countries have better access to public information than Germans, Danes and Austrians.

The new Danish government has promised to improve the law about access to public information. There is certainly room for improvement, as Denmark in an international benchmarking is far behind the leading countries. According to an analysis from the Canadian Centre for Law and Democracy we find Serbia, Slovenia, Albania and Croatia in the top ten, whereas both Austria and Germany is in the bottom ten of the 95 countries where you have a law on access to public information.

Balkans in the lead in access to public information

The Chair of ECPMF, the Danish journalist Henrik Kaufholz, has taken a closer look at this surprising phenomenon.

He has interviewed the Serbian commissioner Rodoljub Sabic about the Serbian law and his own experiences to fight against vested interests.

Interview Rodoljub Sabic

Henrik Kaufholz has also asked four investigative reporters from other countries about their own experiences with access to public information in their countries:

Sonja Merljak Rudina Hoxha Barbara Matejcic Milorad Ivanovic

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