Comunicación, ciudadanía y transparencia: Acceso a la información pública como herramienta de participación ciudadana en la gestión administrativa

Translated title of the contribution: Communication, citizenship and transparency: Access to public information as a tool for citizens’ participation in administrative management

Narcisa Jessenia Medranda Morales, Angel Torres Toukoumidis, Iván Alejandro Romero Guamán, Alex Patricio Caluguillin

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Abstract

The present paper is intended to establish citizens’ knowledge about topics related to transparency in public information. It approaches the existing link among the concepts of transparency, citizen participation and access to information as fundamental rights guaranteed by the Ecuadorian state and by various international organizations. The role of communication in processes of citizens’ participation and transparency, and the relationship between such processes and the reduction of corruption, considering the fact that to more transparency, less corruption. The study focuses on the significance of citizens aware of their role in the construction of a transparent culture, through access to wide, functional, truthful, valid and efficient information; and, at the same time, empowered to effectively claim their rights to participate, as a more functional mechanism to construct transparent public policies.

Translated title of the contributionCommunication, citizenship and transparency: Access to public information as a tool for citizens’ participation in administrative management
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)362-375
Number of pages14
JournalRISTI - Revista Iberica de Sistemas e Tecnologias de Informacao
Volume2020
Issue numberE26
StatePublished - Feb 2020

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