Marina Iemini Atoji

Brazil: Transparency for Some, Opacity for Most

The author is executive manager of Abraji, the Brazilian Association of Investigative Journalism, and runs its training for journalists on Brazilian freedom of information law. She is also executive secretary for the Forum for Access to Public Information, a coalition of 25 entities coordinated by Abraji that successfully lobbied for Brazil’s freedom of information law and monitors its enforcement. She previously worked at Transparency Brazil and Acessa Sao Paulo. This article was published on the website of the Global Investigative Journalism Network. Hard To Believe: Brazil’s annual Transparency Trophy goes to Sao Paulo’s giant water company, a firm notorious for not sharing information with the public.