About this event :

At our TEDxBarcelonaSalon events we foster networking, dialog and the discussion among all members of TEDxBarcelona. In order to achieve this we meet once a month and listen to an interesting talk. After watching the talk we discuss about the presented subject. In order to make this event effective we limit the number of attendees.

Our Novemer-TEDxBarcelonaSalon event took place on Monday, 5th of November at 18:45 at the library Excellence (C/ Balmes 191).

Heather Brooke: How can we get a more transparent government?

Heather Brooke is a freelance journalist, freedom of information campaigner and professor of journalism at City University London. In 2005, she filed one of the very first requests under the UK’s Freedom of Information Act, asking to see the expense reports of Members of Parliament. The request was blocked, modified and refiled, and blocked again…but the years-long quest to view expense documents, and the subsequent investigation, led to 2009’s parliamentary expenses scandal. The scandal led to the first forced resignation of the Speaker of the House in 300 years.
Can we imagine something like this also in Spain?
Heather Brooke

We watched the video together. As always, we discussed about the content presented (in spanish) among all attendees. We finished the event with networking and a glass of cava.

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