México Infórmate works to promote access to public information in Mexico. At the same time, it seeks to generate a national dialogue involving civil society organizations, governmental organizations and academic institutions on the importance of the right to know.
Its main objectives are:
- To involve citizens in public affairs and get them to participate, in an informed manner, of decision-making processes and government oversight.
- To inspire journalists to use the laws of access to information as a critical tool for investigative work.
- To establish dialogue channels among media, public bodies and the general public, to discuss the importance of the right to know.
- To promote the role of the culture of transparency in the consolidation of participatory democracy in Mexico.
- To contribute to the dissemination of the culture of transparency in Mexico and promote the practical use of the laws of access to information as a tool to improve the quality of life for people.
México Infórmate has been involved in the drafting of a citizens’ legal initiative on transparency (unfortunately, legislators are seeking to negatively modify it, even when they themselves invited civil society to participate).
The organization also trains journalists on right to information and transparency issues and periodically publishes its own blog in El Universal, one of the major national newspapers.
So far, México Infórmate has published three studies on the Mexican Congress, the Administration of Justice System. More recently, it carried out a study on local Institutes of Transparency, which can be consulted here.