Thirty-five information commissioners from 25 countries, meeting April 21 in Santiago, Chile, “expressed concern” regarding “some important challenges” to the right to information.
In particular, the commissioners identified:
The continuing inequalities that limit the right to access information for all citizens,
The deterioration of the right to access information because of the approval of legislation and public policies contrary to that right,
The weakening of the right to access information through the use of new technologies,
The lack of adequate funding, support and maintenance of the organs of supervision.
The commissioners urged governments, civil society organizations, the international community and citizens “to remain vigilant and work together to protect, promot...Read more