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PANOS Institute Southern Africa (PSAf) has called for the reformation or abolition of restrictive laws that are limiting citizens’ use of the media and other platforms to seek, share and receive information as a public good in a manner that will enable them to participate...

Gambia Press Union Statement on World Press Freedom Day 3rd May 2021 This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Windhoek Declaration, which was developed by African journalists pressing for a free, independent, and pluralistic African press. This is the declaration that gave birth to the commemoration...

If you rely solely on digital footprints, you might not be aware of Zoe Titus's extensive contribution to the media rights landscape on the African continent over two decades. For Titus, her work has always been about getting the work done, often behind the scenes “Never,...

KEYNOTE PRESENTATION DURING THE WORLD PRESS FREEDOM DAY CONFERENCE IN SOUTH SUDAN   Hon Michael Makuei Lueth, Minister of Information, Communication, Technology and Postal Services; Hon. Paulino Lokudu, Minister of Information , Central Equatoria Your Excellency Larry E Andre, Jr USA Ambassador to South Sudan Your Excellency Jonny Baxter, British...

25 African countries have adopted Access to Information (ATI) laws while 30 are yet to do so. Through multiple treaties, the African Union recognizes the right of ATI by every individual, as a human and peoples’ right, and also as a tool for the promotion...

Ruth Namara ,Bo Rosenfelt Clausen and Gilbert Sendugwa| 17th February 2021   Africa Freedom of Information Centre (AFIC) was a grant awardee in the latest round of research under the Feminist Open Government Initiative, a program led by Results for Development (R4D) and the Open Government Partnership (OGP) with support from Canada’s International Development Research...

Access to information empowers the electorate to be well informed about political processes with due regard to their best interests: to elect political office holders; to participate in decision-making processes on the implementation of laws and policies; and to hold public officials accountable for their...

We are pleased to share our new strategic plan themed, "Access to Information: The Bridge to Sustainable Development". The strategic plan is informed by the collective lessons from our members and Secretariat as well as the current contexts of right to information, transparency and accountability...

Uganda’s health sector disclosure improving but still low, losing billions Ugandan health authorities have improved their disclosure of public health contracts this year following a report by open contracting advocates from civil society drawing attention to the issue, as well as training conducted with civil servants...

PRESS RELEASE Launch of Right of Access to Information, Open Governance and Accountability Training in Africa Arusha & Kampala. October 7, 2020. The MS Training Centre for Development Cooperation (MS TCDC) and Africa Freedom of Information Centre (AFIC) has today signed a Memorandum of Understanding that...

On the 29th of September 2020, the Public and Private Development Centre (PPDC) revealed the results of the 2020 Open State Government Ranking. The ranking aims to encourage states to increase citizens' participation in  governance through publication of government held data and and information. The Open State...

The right to access to information in Uganda has been curtailed due to deficient implementation of the Access to Information Law Enacted in Uganda almost 16-years ago. As the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) marks the 2020 International Day for Universal Access to Information...