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Title En Making public the salaries of the President and ministers in less than 24 hours
Url http://blogs.lanacion.com.ar/projects/data/journalism-and-access-to-information-how-we-got-the-government-to-inform-on-the-salary-of-the-president-and-here-ministers/
Language En English
Summary Text En An unnamed NGO asked for information regarding the President and public officials' wages. La Nacion composed a similar request asking for only the highest of government workers' salaries. Both requests were denied due to Argentina's sensitive data law (25.326). On February 20, 2014, La Nacion published the records of this correspondence, piling pressure on the government to release the data. Consequently, the Secretary General of the Presidency published a list of the top 20 earners in the Argentine government (http://blogs.lanacion.com.ar/projects/files/2014/04/PlanillaSueldos2012.jpg). The next day this information became front page news, revealing the power of the media to ignite change and action in government when equipped with the right tools.