Kyrgyzstan

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  • 8 December 2010

    Awareness of Kyrgyzstan Access Law Low, Study Finds

    Kyrgyzstan’s population does not demand information from public officials and many weakness exist in the implementation of the access law, according to a recent report. The findings and a  series of recommendations are contained in a four-country study sponsored by the Open Society Institute in which requestors sought information, with mixed success. “The main problem […]

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  • 6 August 2004

    World Bank Backs More Transparency for Oil Revenues

    While deciding to continue investing in oil, gas and mining ventures, against the advice of an internal report, the World Bank Board of Directors Aug. 3 said it would insist on greater transparency about the revenues from such projects (http://www.worldbank.org/ogmc/). The Bank "will begin requiring disclosure of revenue figures for new major extractive industries projects […]

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LEGAL DOCUMENTS

2010 Constitution of the Kyrgyz Republic

 

Unofficial translation into English

 

The access law (in Russian) - "On Access to Information which is Under Competence of State Authorities and Local Self-Governance Bodies"

 

OTHER RESOURCES

Description of the information provisions in the 2010 Constitution

 

 

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.