FOI Notes: Africa, UNESCO, United States, United Kingdom

25 August 2011

West Africa: The Africa Freedom of Information Centre has issued a study on access to information in Liberia, Ghana and Nigeria. Follow this link, and got to bottom of listings.

UNESCO: The online report on the 2010 UNESCO World Press Freedom Day meeting, on the theme of: “Freedom of Information: The Right to Know” is available.

United States: Policy options for U.S legislators are outlined in a report by the Congressional Research Service entitled “Freedom of Information Act (FOIA): Background and Policy Options for the 112th Congress,” by Wendy Ginsberg dated July 26, 2011.

United States: The IBM Center for The Business of Government has issued a report,  “Assessing Public Participation in an Open Government Era: A Review of Federal Agency Plans,”  by Carolyn J.Lukensmeyer, Joe Goldman, and David Stern.  “The plans of top agencies have been assessed by both the government and advocacy groups to see if they met the requirements laid out in the directives, often with an emphasis on the degree to which they increase transparency.  This report focuses on how well these agency plans increase public participation and collaboration.”  

United Kingdom: Article 19 has issued a report on the UK’s 1911 Official Secrets Act on the occasion of its 100th birthday.

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