Journalists confront informal and regulatory obstacles. In many cases, private companies and the government prevent media from accessing existing sources of free information. This may take the form of lengthy response times, publicly exposing information requests and managing the approval of how information is presented publicly.
What’s next for Latin American civil society as the supercycle of high commodity prices recedes in the rear-view mirror? And what are the most interesting trends in the extractives sector in the region?
Francisco Paris is the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) international secretariat’s regional director for Latin America and the Caribbean, and is based in Oslo. Earlier this year, Mr.