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  • 19 September 2013

    Guyana Law Made Effective July 10; 95th in World

    Guyana’s Access to Information Act No. 21 of 2011 entered into force on July 10, 2013, a Guyana official has informed Guyana is the 95th country with a freedom of information regime. The effective date was provided by an official in the Guyana embassy in Washington, clearing up a bit of ambiguity about whether […]

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  • 13 March 2013

    Rwanda Publishes New Law on Right to Information

    Rwanda has a right to information law, the 11th in Africa and the 94th in the world. The new law was formally gazetted on March 11 (See Official Gazette No 10, the March 11 issue, page 66). It was passed by parliament in November 2012. The law came into force on the date of publication and several […]

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  • 19 October 2012

    93 Countries Have FOI Regimes, Most Tallies Agree

    The number of countries with freedom of information laws or similar administrative regulations stands at 93, according to most experts. The near unanimity on who makes a consensus list, and how many, represents something of a change since last year when estimates ranged from to 86 to 97 countries. (See previous report.) Informal consultation among three […]

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