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Mar 2016
Tunisia Assembly approves Freedom of Information law

  The Assembly of people’s representatives has overwhelmingly adopted the freedom of information law with a vote of 123-0 despite of no abstention. However, the bill has undergone several amendments before its passage and these include: • Bodies covered. Under Article 3, the bodies have been expanded to include all bodies in Tunisia: Internal or external controlled by the government.   This specifically now includes presidency, PM office, judiciary, parliament, local and regional, as well as subsidiary bodies under all.   NGOs being publicly funded are also mentioned. • Proactive publication.  This has been......

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AFIC members elect new Governing Council
March 15, 2016

AFIC members elect new Governing Council

  The Africa Freedom of Information Centre (AFIC) convened a two day General Assembly in Kampala, Uganda, from the 3-4 March 2016, during which its members elected a new Governing Council.   Those elected to the...


AFIC CONDEMNS SOCIAL MEDIA BLOCKING IN UGANDA
February 22, 2016

AFIC CONDEMNS SOCIAL MEDIA BLOCKING IN UGANDA

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...


Malawi ATI Bill to rank 15th globally if passed
February 09, 2016

Malawi ATI Bill to rank 15th globally if passed

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...


No law on election finance transparency in Uganda
January 22, 2016

No law on election finance transparency in Uganda

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...


AFIC is collecting data on election financing in Uganda and Senegal
January 12, 2016

AFIC is collecting data on election financing in Uganda and Senegal

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...



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