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  • 15 October 2015

    Mozambique Cabinet Issues Regulation on FOI Law

    The Mozambican Council of Ministers Oct. 13 approved regulations concerning the law on freedom of information, signed into law in December, 2014. (See previous report.) Government spokesperson Deputy Health Minister Mouzinho Saide said that the law and its regulations apply to all state bodies, to municipalities and to those private bodies which, under law […]

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  • 3 January 2015

    Mozambique President Signs FOI Legislation; 103rd Nation

    The outgoing president of Mozambique, Armando Guebuza, has signed freedom of information legislation into law. Mozambique becomes the 103rd nation with a FOI regime. The text of the law was not immediately available. The exact date of signature also could not be confirmed, but Guebuza’s term expired Dec. 31. Mozambique’s Constitutional Council Dec. 30 confirmed […]

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  • 29 November 2014

    Mozambique Assembly OKs Freedom of Information Law

    Mozambique’s Assembly on Nov. 26 unanimously passed a freedom of information bill on the second and final reading. The bill passed on first reading on Aug. 21, in the final days of the ordinary sitting of the Assembly. (See previous article). Final passage came in an extraordinary sitting of the Assembly.  The president supports the bill […]

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  • 6 November 2014

    Mozambique Parliament Makes an Important Step on RTI

    By Alfredo Libombo The author is Executive Director, ACREDITAR, Mozambique. This is a chapter in a recently issued State of Right to Information in Africa Report 2014 and is reprinted with permission. (See previous report.) The Republic of Mozambique has demonstrated political commitment to accountability on the basis of African treaties. The government has ratified five of the […]

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  • 28 August 2014

    Mozambique Close to Passing Access to Information Law

    Mozambique’s parliament on Aug. 21 gave unanimous approval on first reading to an access to information law, but the action may have come too late in this session to become law. The bill could come up in an “extraordinary sitting” of the Assembly to be held before the general elections scheduled for Oct. 15, with […]

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  • 21 August 2014

    Article 19 Criticizes Draft Mozambique Legislation

    A draft right to information bill in Mozambique is disappointingly weak, according to a critique by Article 19 issued Aug. 15. The London-based free expression group said: Despite some positive provisions towards securing the right to information, the draft law in its current form largely fails to adequately enforce the constitutionally enshrined right to information. […]

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  • 5 October 2012

    Mozambican Groups Urge Parliament to Take Up RTI

    Mozambican civil society organizations have again asked parliament to debate on a freedom of information bill. The Mozambican chapter the Media Institute of Southern Africa and other groups sent a letter to Assembly chairperson Veroniva Macamo saying a FOI act “will allow the state to bring the voice of the people into development processes, opening […]

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  • 6 May 2011

    Press Group Urges Action on RTI Bill in Mozambique

    The Mozambican chapter of the Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) May 3 “condemned the Mozambican parliament, the Assembly of the Republic, for its failure to schedule for debate the draft Right to Information Bill which was submitted to parliament six years ago.” In a press release issued on World Press Freedom Day, MISA-Mozambique said […]

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  • 1 October 2010

    Action on FOI Law Pledged by Mozambique Assembly

    The Mozambican parliament, the Assembly of the Republic, has assured the Mozambican branch of the regional press freedom body MISA (Media Institute of Southern Africa) that a bill on freedom of information will be debated in the near future, according to a news account. Executive director of MISA-Mozambique, Alfredo Libombo, said Sept. 28 that all […]

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LEGAL DOCUMENTS Right to Information Law (2014) (Portuguese) Regulations (2015) (Portuguese)



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.