Posts Tagged ‘RTK day’

  • 11 September 2013

    FOI Notes: RTK Day, OGP Summit Attendees, Open Gov’t Standards, Procurement, Publications

    RTKD 2013:  There is now an online form to let everyone know about your events for Right to Know Day 2013, Sept. 28. As they come in, they will be placed on a map on the website.  Information Commissioners/RTI oversight bodies to be discussed on RTKD2013. Official hashtag #RTKD2013 OGP: A  preliminary list of the […]

  • 9 November 2012

    Japan’s Nuclear Power Plants and Information Disclosure

    By Lawrence Repeta Repeta teaches law at Meiji University and is a regular contributor. The following report on a seminar includes information one speaker’s proposal that the Tokyo Electric Company, which operates several major nuclear power plants, be covered by Japan’s information disclosure law. He writes: The political stalemate described in my post of […]

  • 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 […]

  • 5 October 2012

    FOI Notes: Photos, Hubs, Jobs, Cases, Reports

    Photo Contest:  Winners were announced for the photo contest organised by FOIAnet (the Freedom of Information Advocates Network). There were over 120 entries. A total of 1,000 euros will be awarded to the winners.You can see the photos online here: The winners are: 1st place. Photo: “The other access” by Ranaivosoa  Tolojanahary  from Madagascar. […]

  • 28 September 2012

    FOIAnet Members List Achievements, Goals

    Members of the Freedom of Information Advocates Network (FOIAnet), the group that started International Right to Know Day in 2002 have listed the network’s ten main achievements over the last ten years, its ten main challenges and its ten core goals for the next ten years. The 10-10-10 Statement covers both goals of the organization […]

  • 27 September 2012

    Additions Continue to FOI Family, Pace Slows

    Two countries passed freedom of information laws in the year since the last Right to Know Day – Brazil and Yemen. This represents a lessened pace from the exceptionally high number of bills approved in previous years — in six countries and Jersey. (See previous report.) In about half a dozen countries, however, FOI […]

  • 8 August 2012

    FOIAnet Begins Preparations for Tenth Annual RTK Day

    FOIAnet is seeking help to prepare for the 10th annual Right to Know Day, Sept. 28, looking for photos and suggestions for a 10-10-10 Anniversary Advocacy Document. The idea for the advocacy document is “to create a concise statement which identifies our greatest achievements of the last 10 years, our greatest challenges (in the network […]

  • 18 November 2011

    UN Neutral on Name for Sept. 28, UNESCO Official States

    UNESCO does not have a specific position on what to call Sept. 28, according to Guy Berger, the director of the Freedom of Expression and Media Development. Berger wrote to Nov. 14 concerning whether Sept, 28 should remain “Right to Know Day” or be changed to “Right to Information Day” if it is internationally recognized […]

  • 11 November 2011

    Right to Know Day or Right to Information Day?

    A spirited discussion is under way over whether Sept 28, a day that for nine years has been called “Right to Know Day,” should be renamed as “Right to Information Day.” The issue has arisen following a declaration, passed at a major conference in South Africa, which urges the United Nations to declare a “Right […]

  • 16 September 2011

    FOIAnet Produces Right to Know Day Video, Play List

    The Freedom of Information Advocates Network has released a video, visual materials and a list of appropriate music to commemorate the upcoming Right to Know Day, Sept. 28. The video is available on the FOIAnet website and on The international coalition announcement says: “Please share it, circulate it, use it at events, put it […]

  • 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 […]

  • 1 October 2010

    Proposed Budget Cuts Imperil FOI Law in Mexico

    Budget cuts proposed by the Mexican president would degrade the activities of the Federal Access to Information Institute (IFAI), according to comments made as supporters of the Mexican access to information law conducted dozens of workshops and other activities this week. News about developments in Mexico is available on the Mexico Informate website. The president’s […]

  • 23 September 2010

    FOIA Notes: RTK Day; Research; Call for Papers

    RTK Day Activities:  Don’t have your RTK Day already planned?  See this map and listings of activities by Access Info Europe. World Bank Working Paper on Canada: The World Bank Institute publishes a fifth working paper on access to information – Advancing Access to Information Principles through Performance Management Mechanisms: The Case of Canada — […]

  • 30 September 2009

    OSCE Ambassador Statements Mar International Right to Know Day Event

    by Yvette M. Chin Podgorica, Montenegro — The head of the the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) mission to Montenegro, Ambassador Paraschiva Badescu, committed a diplomatic faux pas in the middle of an International Right to Know Day event, asserting that requests for information “need to be justified.” Civil society organizations rejected these unfounded […]

  • 25 September 2009

    The World Prepares for International Right To Know Day, 28 September 2009

    The 7th International Right to Know Day on 28th of September 2009 will mark a year of historic advances for the right of access to information and will be celebrated by the Freedom of Information Advocate’s Network which has around 200 organizations in 75 countries who are calling for universal respect for the public’s right […]

  • 28 September 2008

    Documenting Access to Information in Latin America: Legal Milestones and Success Stories

    Silvina Acosta – Program Manager, Trust for the Americas Emilene Martínez-Morales – Transparency Programs Coordinator, National Security Archive Washington DC, – The Right to Know made headlines in Latin America during the past year.  Just a few days ago the Guatemalan Congress approved an Access to Information Law. Chile’s Transparency and Access to Information Law […]

  • 28 September 2008

    International Right to Know Day 2008: Global Phenomenon Now Includes More Than 80 Countries

    Washington, D.C., September 28, 2008 – Today’s celebration of International Right-to-Know Day marks a new watershed in the global reach of freedom of information laws – now on the books in more than 80 countries – and features celebrations in countries ranging from Mexico to Moldova, according to postings today on the virtual network […]

  • 28 September 2006

    International Right to Know Day 2006

    International Right to Know Day was established to mark the founding on 28 September 2002 of the global Freedom of Information Advocates Network. The 4th International Right to Know Day is being celebrated in 2006. The aim of Right to Know Day is to raise awareness of every individual’s right of access to government-held information: […]

  • 28 September 2005

    International Right to Know Day 2005

    Since 2002, freedom of information advocates around the world have been working together to promote the right of access to information for all people and recognize the benefits of transparent and accountable governments. We use this day as a way to share ideas, strategies and success stories about the development of freedom of information laws […]