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Author: AFIC

The Centre for Human Rights and Rehabilitation (CHRR) and the Centre for Development of People (Cedep) in a statement made available to Nyasa Times expressed their “disappointment” in the “undemocratic elements” in recently approved ATI bill by cabinet. Citing that vital sections in the bill...

AFIC condemns Ugandan Authorities for blocking social media platforms: Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp and also mobile network services of  sending and receiving money which lasted for three days during the recent presidential and parliamentary elections. This move restricted access to social media as voters went voters...

Malawi’s ATI bill drafted by MISA Malawi, which was released in November 2015 if passed would rank 15th position on the RTI rating. An Analysis of the Bill released by the Centre for Law and Democracy (CLD) shows that the bill has a number of...

While conducting the research and interviews on enhancing transparency and accountability of electoral processes in Uganda, AFIC’s Gilbert Sendungwa and Peter Katonene, held a meeting with Uganda Parliament’s Speaker Hon Rebecca Kadaga, below is what transpired. “Show me a law in Uganda that requires me...

AFIC is in the process of collecting data on election financing in Uganda and Senegal through conducting interviews and different researches.The process entails holding meetings, discussions and interviews with political party leaders, government officials and various stakeholders to discuss the topic of election funding or...

  During the 57th Session of the African Commission on Human and People's Rights, AFIC read a statement, following the presentation of Commissioner Pansy Tlakula's report on freedom of expression and access to information. THE STATEMENT Madame Chairperson, Commissioners, State delegates, Ladies and Gentlemen,...

Africa Freedom of Information Centre presents the State of Right to Information in Africa 2015 Report. This year’s issue focuses on the right to information and corruption in Africa. The topic was chosen based on the recognition by both the United Nations Convention Against Corruption...

Africa Freedom of Information Centre (AFIC) urges the United Republic of Tanzania to strengthen the Freedom of Information Bill that is currently before Parliament to bring it in line with regional and international standards. The right to information is also recognized by several African Union...

The open government principles have risen on the international agenda, becoming an 'in vogue topic.' The Open government principles have roots in a civic push for greater transparency and accountability in the decades following the Second World War. The Africa Freedom of Information Centre...

In January 2015 Charlie Hebdo, a French satirical weekly magazine, was the focus of the world. Its offices were attacked by violent extremist's gunmen resulting in a massacre. It is widely believed that the attack was motivated by the magazines publication of cartoons containing satirical...

The vicious attack on the offices of the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, where 12 people were brutally murdered and 11 people were left wounded, has reminded the world that freedom of expression and freedom of information can never be taken for granted, but that...