Burkina Faso

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  • 10 September 2015

    Burkina Faso Passes FOI Bill; Draft Considered Good

    Burkina Faso’s parliament has adopted a freedom of information bill, according to sources and media reports. See text of the legislation (in French). Little detail was available about the legislation immediately after passage, but drafts were praised by FOI experts. The National Transitional Council passed the FOI bill Aug. 30, along with several bills regulating the media […]

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LEGAL DOCUMENTS Constitution (1991) (Article 8) (French) Portante droit d’accès a l’informatios et aux documents administratifs (in French) (2015)



Measuring Openness

Global Right to Information Rating
A country-by-country rating of laws by the Centre for Democracy and Law and Access Info.

Freedom House
The Freedom in the World report.

World Bank
Worldwide Governance Indicators

Transparency International, Corruption Perceptions Index
Measures perceptions of the degree of corruption.

Reporters Without Borders
The Press Freedom Index.