Access to Information Agency: organizations request a hearing from Alberto Fernández

After the public hearing held last Tuesday, March 23 to discuss the candidacy of Gustavo Fuertes as head of the Access to Information Agency, civil society organizations requested a meeting with the President of the Nation to ask him to propose a ideal candidate at the head of this key body to guarantee transparency in the State.

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Together with ACIJ, Poder Ciudadano, Legislative Directory, Democracia en Red, Vía Libre Foundation and the Regional Alliance for Free Expression and Information, we requested an interview with Alberto Fernández in order to express a series of observations about the candidacy -proposed by the Chief of Cabinet, Santiago Cafiero- for the position of Director of the Agency for Access to Public Information (AAIP).

The public hearing that was held on March 23 to discuss the candidacy of lawyer Gustavo Fuertes as head of the AAIP revealed the need for another profile to be proposed for the position. After a series of challenging statements by numerous individuals and civil society organizations and the candidate’s responses to the observations and questions made, it was clear that the candidate lacks the knowledge and track record to demonstrate his suitability and commitment that a charge of this relevance requires.

Faced with this worrying situation, the organizations request to meet urgently with the President of the Nation, trusting that we will be able to state the reasons why a new candidacy must be sent that meets the requirements of suitability and autonomy for the position.

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Nina Sibilla, ninasibilla@fundeps.org