Working Draft – “Transparency as Leverage or Transparency as Monitoring? US and Nordic Paradigms in Latin America.” In Troubling Transparency: The Freedom of Information Act and Beyond, edited by David Pozen and Schudson. New York: Columbia University Press, 2018.
Interviewed – for Globo News (TV): Tribunais de Justiça de seis estados descumprem regra de transparência (Six State Courts Flout Transparency Rules). 24 March, 2017.
Interviewed – for Istoédinheiro: “Acordo no Peru não altera veto a projetos públicos para Odebrecht, diz porta-voz” (Agreement with Peru does not alter the closure of public projects for Odebrecht, says spokesperson), January 5, 2016.
Article – “Comparing Resistance to Open Data Performance Measurement: Public Education in Brazil and the UK”, Public Administration, (Early view 23 November, 2016), co-authored with Otavio Ritter.
Cited – in Folha de São Paolo, “Crivella não se compromete a abrir caixa preta da prefeitura”, October 27, 2016.
Presented – at the CRCMS (Regional Accounting Council, Mato Grosso do Sul), October 27, 2016
Editorial – for O Globo, with Daniel Vargas “Transparência Municipal” (Municipal Transparency), October 1, 2016.
Interviewed – for Globo News: “Lei de acesso à informação tem pouca abrangência, diz pesquisa da FGV” (Freedom of information law has little reach, FGV research finds).
Edited Volume – (Portuguese – forthcoming, English) Transparência Local no Brasil: Avaliando a Aplicação da Lei de Acesso nos Estados e nos Grandes Municípios (Local Transparency in Brazil: Evaluating the Application of the Access to Information Law in the States and Large Cities).
Cited – in O País, Brasil, “Aposentadoria, com salário, até para magistrado que vendeu sentença”, October 8, 2016.
Interviewed – for Apublica – “Quem julga o juiz?” (Who judges the Judge), 21 September, 2016.
Article – “A Great Leap Forward for Democracy and the Rule of Law? Brazil’s Mensalão Trial.” Journal of Latin American Studies. 48:03, p.477-507.
Spoke – at Columbia University FOIA@50 conference, celebrating 50 years of the U.S. Freedom of Information Act. June 4, 2016.
Interviewed – for Zero Hora: “Especialistas dizem que situação de Silveira era insustentável”, by Carlos Rollsing, May 31, 2016.
Cited– in the New York Times article, “Brazil’s Graft-Prone Congress: A Circus That Even Has a Clown”, May 15, 2016.
Interviewed– for National Public Radio news, released May 11, 2016.
Interviewed– for New York Times article by Andrew Jacobs, “Dilma Rousseff, Facing Impeachment in Brazil, Has Alienated Many Allies”, quoted in last paragraph. May 2, 2016.
Interviewed– for BYU radio program, Top of Mind. April 27, 2016.
Cited– in the Atlantic Magazine on Brazil’s legislative party system and recommendations for reform. April 19, 2016.
Interviewed– for Christian Science Monitor on the political and corruption crises afflicting Brazil. April 15, 2016.
Invited– Controladoria Geral da União invited the FGV Public Transparency Program to serve as one of four civil society entities participating in the Open Government Partnership’s 3rd Action Plan. Our role is to determine what steps can be taken to improve access to public information in Brazil.
Report– “Police Transparency: Evaluating Access to Information in Relation to the Policing of Public Gatherings in Brazil, India, Mexico, South Africa and the United Kingdom”, co-authored with Rafael Velasco and Sandra Coliver of the Open Society Justice Initiative, December 2015.
Interviewed– for O Dia on opacity in Rio’s Audit Courts, 28 September, 2015.
Interviewed– for article on access to information in the Estado de São Paolonewspaper, August 26, 2015
Presented– invited to give the “National Presentation” on freedom of information in Brazil and Latin America at the III Workshop on Systems Transparency (WTRANS), Manaus, 18 August, 2015.
Interviewed– for article in national news magazine Época, “Are Public Administrators Really Transparent?”, 6 July, 2015.
Article– published in journal, Administration & Society, The Information-Gathering Matrix: A Framework for Conceptualizing the Use of Freedom of Information Laws”, early view June 2015. Please write me for a copy.
News– Invited by Columbia University to participate in a conference on the 50th Anniversary of the Freedom of Information Act and write a chapter for a symposium compilation on the same.
Paper– in panel on Transparency at APSA, Saturday (2:30-3:45), 5 September Panel
Article– published in journal, World Development, Evaluating Policy via Composite Indexes: Qualitative Lessons from International Transparency Policy Indexes, early view May, 2015. Volume 74, October 2015. Please write me for a copy.
Working Paper– “Who’s Asking? Assessing Discrimination in Transparency and Freedom of Information Regimes” Written with Karina Furtado Rodrigues for the Global Conference on Transparency Research, Università della Svizzera italiana, Lugano, Switzerland, 4-6 June, 2015.
News– Presentation on Transparency and Combating Corruption at the National Accounting Council (Conselho Nacional de Contabilidade), April 27, 2014.
Working Paper– “Why Policymakers Commit to Transparency: Legitimacy, Insurance, Monitoring and the Importance of the News Media as Mediator”, One of five working papers commissioned by the Global Initiative for Fiscal Transparency. Seminar on papers held at FGV, February 12 and 13, 2015.
Report– Estado brasileiro e transparência: Avaliando a aplicação da lei de acesso à informação”
Co-written for FGV and Open Society Foundations, 10 November, 2014.
Based on the research undertaken over a year for the Seminar,
“Avaliação Nacional de Transparência Governamental” (10 & 11 November 2014)
Working group/panel– Organized and Chaired a “Police Transparency Working Group” (p.11) at Open Government Partnership, Costa Rica Regional Meeting, November 2014. Participants included Karina Banfi, Gonzalo Marroquin Godoy (Guatemala), Carlos Pimentel (Dominican Republic), Ana Cristina Ruelas (Mexico), Joara Marchezini (Brazil), and Guillermo Araya Camacho (Costa Rica)
Video– Panel on Legislative and Judicial Transparency (I speak at 1:01) at National Transparency Week Celebrations, hosted by Mexico’s Federal Institute for Access to Information (IFAI – [now INAI]).
Article– Foreign Policy Magazine, The Subtle Art of the Brazilian Majority Written on commission with Carlos Pereira, October 3, 2014.
Blog post– Encouraging Freedom of Information Improvements in Brazil Written for the Open Government Partnership Blog, 18 July, 2014.
Editorial– Why Obliging Self-Identification is Wrong for Freedom of Information. Written for the online magazine, “Digital Rights” and available in English, Spanish, and Portuguese. 2 April 2014.
Article– published in journal, Governance, How Cabinet Size and Legislative Conditions Shape the Strength of Transparency Laws, up on early-view since February 19th, 2014. Please write me for a copy.
Recognition– Brazil 2013, in Stories, best writing in English on Brazil, Folha de São Paulo, “Explaining Brazil’s Vinegar Revolt”, written with Chris Gaffney, June 2013.
Article– published in journal, Information Polity, Identifying Transparency, Written with Kate Bersch, published in June 2013.
Book Chapter– “Freedom of Information: A ‘Boutique’ Institution in Mexico” Written for the book The Right of Access to Information: A Users’. Vision (Derecho de acceso a la información. La visión de los usuarios) Published by FUNDAR and Gedisa and Edited by Cecile Lachenal (2013).
Editorial– “OpenGov Conversations: Greg Michener on Creating Effective Transparency Policies”. Piece written for the U.S.-based Sunlight Foundation.
Editorial– Cumprimento da lei exige ação coordenada dos órgãos públicos. Analysis, “Enforcement of Law Requires Coordinated Action Among Public Agencies”, Commissioned by the Folha de São Paulo, 27 May, 2013.
Interview– Municípios ainda bem longe da transparência. Interviewed for article in Jornal do Comercio, 18 May, 2013.
Invitation– World Justice Forum IV. Received Friday May 10, 2013.
Editorial– Can Brazil Buck the Latin American Trend? Opinion piece published in Al Jazeera International, 10 May, 2013.
Presentation– FOI and Democracy – From Brazil and Beyond in 14 Minutes. Presentation given at a symposium on freedom of information held by Columbia university at the Associação Comercial do Rio de Janeiro, 19 march, 2013.
Interview– Lei de Acesso precisa de regulamentação em 92% dos municípios brasileiros. Contas Abertas, “FOI Law Lacks Regulation in 92% of Brazilian Municipalities”, 18 March, 2013.
Interview– Nove Tribunais de Justiça resistem à divulgação de salários de magistrados, Zero Hora, “Nine Courts Resist Disclosing Salaries on the Internet”, 12 March, 2013.
Editorial– Brazil: Nanny Nation. Opinion piece published in Al Jazeera International, 23 February, 2013.
Editorial– Tax Transparency in Brazil Legislation. Opinion piece published in Al Jazeera International, 25 December, 2012.
Interview– “Brazil: An end to dirty politics as usual?”. Article by Lucy Jordan, for the Global Post, 4 December, 2012.
Presentation– “Horizontes geopolíticos de la transparencia: indicadores democráticos”. Presentation at Federal Electoral Tribunal (TEPJF), Mexico City, 22-23 November, 2012.
Presentations and Papers– 2nd National Information Law Conference, Solicitor General of Australia – Two Papers and Three Presentations
Canberra, Australia 14-16 November, 2012
The following papers and presentations are available for download (link above):
-Paper: “A Panorama of Freedom of Information in Latin America”,
-Working Paper: “Freedom of Information and the Environment – Cases from Latin America”, and
-Presentation (slides): “FOI and the Public Interest in Latin America.”
Working Paper– Divergências nas estratégias de regulamentação do financiamento político: o caso da transparência pública, co-authored with Fabiano Angélico and presented at ANPOCS (Brazilian Social Sciences) Conference, Águas de Lindóia, 21-25 October, 2012.
Interview– “Do Brazil’s Internet Laws Censor the Public or Protect It?”. Question and Answer with the Latin American Advisor – Inter-American Dialogue, 16 October, 2012.
Editorial– A rupture with Brazil’s culture of cordiality. Editorial for Al Jazeera International, 22 September, 2012.
Editorial– Brazil’s Trial of the Century. Editorial for Al Jazeera International, 16 August, 2012.
Editorial– Brazil’s Open Government Shock Treatment. Feature Essay for Personal Democracy Plus and Tech President, 27 June, 2012.
Interview– “How Well do Freedom of Information Laws Boost Openness?”. Question and Answer with the Latin American Advisor – Inter-American Dialogue, 24 June, 2012.
EditorialBrazil’s Green Ambitions. Editorial for Al Jazeera International, 19 June, 2012.
Interview– Lei de Acesso a Informação Pública [pdf]. Interviewed and featured in Zero Hora, one of Southern Brazil’s principal newspapers, 5 June, 2012.
Editorial– Transparência: o Brasil vai corresponder às expectativas? Written with Fabiano Angélico for Valor Econômico “Transparency: will Brazil meet expectations?”, 5 June, 2012.
Interviewed– Especialista se diz impressionado com adesão à Lei de Acesso à Informação Interview published in one of Southern Brazil’s leading newspapers, Zero Hora, 30 May, 2012.
TV interview– Show Rede Minas “Rede Mídia”, Interview about Brazil’s new freedom of information law, TV Minas, 23 May, 2012.
TV interview-“Lei de Acesso a Informação Pública” Interviewed for news item by Bandeirantes News (national) — featured at approximately minute 9:01-9:35, 16 May, 2012.
Quoted– “Brazil Freedom of Information Law Passed” (Huffington Post) Interview for article by Juliana Barbosa of the Associated Press, 16 May, 2012.
Interview– “Cetisismo em Relação à Lei de Acesso no Brasil” Entire interview published in the newspaper O Globo, 16 May, 2012.
Interview– “A Entrada em vigor da Lei de Acesso a Informação” Television news interview for the inauguration of Brazil’s access to information law, 15 May, 2012.
Editorial– “Brazil’s Great Opening?” Editorial commissioned by Al Jazeera International, 23 April, 2012.
Interview– “Gastos públicos no Brasil deverão ser disponibilizadas a partir de maio” Interviewed for article for article published in the Estado de Minas, 16 April, 2012.
TV Interview– Mundo Político: Lei de acesso a informação Television interview with TV Assembleia Minas Gerais on Brazil’s freedom of information law, 9 April, 2012.
Report– “Parliamentary Power to the People: Analyzing Online and Offline Strategies in Latin America” Report commissioned by the Open Society Institute Latin America Program and released, March, 2012.
Article– published in, Journal of Democracy, 2011, Please write me for a copy.