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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
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In the first study of its kind, three SARTIAN members from three different cities in three different countries were commissioned in 2012 to study the legal obligations of city governments to proactively disclose information and then assess the performance of local bodies against these obligations. The first of these studies was carried out by Research Initiatives, Bangladesh and was launched on 13 May 2013 in Dhaka....Read more
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