Monday, May 13, 2013

Towards Public, Free and Quality Information, Zaragoza (Spain) May 10th 2013 . Post for EPSI Platform.

Last Friday the 10th of May 2013 the Zaragoza Town Hall organized a full day event with the following title:

Towards free and qualitative public information".
("Hacia una información pública, libre y de calidad").

This is my guest post of that event for ePSI Platform.

The main objective of this event was to showcase the importance of Opening up data and the evolution that this concept has been having during the recent years.

The event began with a welcoming message from Ricardo Cavero, Director of Science and Technology of the Zaragoza Town Hall.

Cavero, confirmed that public information that is free and qualitative is basic and crucial for any action that is carried out by a Public authority. Moreover, the quality of the information is not to be given for granted it implies a significant effort to be made on the technological side and more importantly it calls for an internal transformation in the Public Authorities themselves.

Monday, February 25, 2013

More transparency is economically profitable. Article at L'Econòmic.

(Here there is a Spanish translation of this post)

On Saturday, February 16th, L'Econòmic published an article of mine about the much-needed transparency in our political parties.

L'Econòmic is a Catalan weekly economic newspaper, so I tried to relate the transparency, or the lack of transparency, as a problem not only political but also economic.

There is a very clear correlation between the countries with the highest income per capita and those with more transparency (in all areas of society).

Here I've translated the original article to English language: