Jun 2016
A case of access to information in Uganda

The right of access to information is tightly linked to other fundamental rights such as access to education, health or food. It is also necessary for realising an open, transparent and accountable governance. Without information, citizens are unable to identify causes of poor public service delivery, monitor the effectiveness of their rights and ask for redress interventions when needed. The negative consequences affect every aspect of their lives from the fees they pay for their children to go to school, the medicine that is available in their local health centre, the quality......

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May 31, 2016

Ghana Parliament delays RTI Bill debate

The Ghana parliament has postponed the debate on the RTI bill over fears of  possible abuse related to the exemption clauses. The decision has been taken in order to give parliamentarians room for extensive consultations....

Disclosure of election funding necessary
May 18, 2016

Disclosure of election funding necessary

  Although elections and access to information are critical issues of governance, to access information on election funding is quite challenging in Uganda and Sengal. This is because of the absence of a law that...

April 29, 2016

Kenyan Assembly approves Access to Information bill

On Thursday 28th April, the Kenya National Assembly remarkably approved the Access to information Bill. The bill allows the public to seek for any information from government, and obligates public servants to make sure they...

Mali in the process of creating a media watchdog
April 13, 2016

Mali in the process of creating a media watchdog

    On Tuesday April 13th 2016, during the  58th Session, the ACHPR’s deliberated on Mali’s State Report.  The Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression and Access to Information and also the Chairperson to the...

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