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Beyond the Hype – Challeges for Open Government!–:–>

In spite the buzz around open data and open government, is the information we need to make our societies more democratic really available? Is the public really able to participate in decision making on key issues such as economic reforms to solve the financial crisis, or the structure of our health and education systems? Reporting back from the big Open Government Partnership meeting in Brazil in April 2012 and the latest developments on the right of access to information in the European region, Helen will examine the challenges facing transparency, democracy and human rights in Europe.