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La sociedad, el derecho de acceso a la información y la información pública

Universidad Nacional de Mar del Plata
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  • Bf. Information Policy
  • Law
  • Political Science


This paper describes the relations between society, the right of access to information and access to public documents, and indicates the policy by which this right is regulated in Argentina. Although any social need does not create a right for a need so fundamental, objective and universal like access to public information is necessary to have a right to enable all informed citizen to fulfill its role. The right of access to public information determines a new form of democracy, participatory democracy. In conclusion the right of access to public documents is the right to know what the authorities do, as is a basic human right to defend the basic rights of citizens against possible abuses of government.

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