Empowering investigative journalism through the right of access to information


Why is the right of access to information important for journalism? Valuable arguments in this short video by Access Info Europe 

Journalists play a central role in initiating and stimulating public debates, but face constant challenges in accessing information from public bodies, particularly when that information relates to sensitive issues such as corruption, organised crime, environmental contamination, or relationships with business and lobby groups. 
The right of access to information and access to information laws have become a crucial tool in this context. 
They guarantee journalists access to information held by public bodies for their stories and investigations, enabling them to exercise their role as public watchdogs in our democracies.

This video is part of the broad campaign by Access Info Europe to raise awarness about the crucial role of access to information: find out more