Publications

Note: Information & Communication Technologies and Access to Public Information Laws

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After a brief overview of the evolution of ATI laws in Latin America, this note deals with various key aspects of the three above-mentioned countries’ portals. Following the overview, the note is divided into several sections based on the main aspects of the portals: characteristics, design, implementation, use, and training and promotion.

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The Power of Using the Right to Information Act in Bangladesh: Experiences from the Ground

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Fifteen cases from Bangladesh to showcase how an abstract law can become relevant and useful for everyday citizens, while building the capacity of NGOs to document their experiences for further dissemination.

Advancing Access to Information Principles Through Performance Management Mechanisms: The Case of Canada

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On the basis of a detailed case study of the government of Canada, this report examineshow management accountability processes operating within public services may contribute to the promotion and enforcement of access laws.

Enforcement Models. Content and Context

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The paper defines three distinct models for enforcing ATI legislation, the considerations applied in designing and selecting the models, and some of the key factors related to the proper functioning of the system, through the use of illustrative case examples.

Amending Access to Information Legislation: Legal and Political Issues

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This paper is about efforts to amend the legal framework for the right to information, with a particular focus on access to information (ATI) laws.

Budgeting Implications for ATI legislation: The Mexican Case

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The paper analyzes the budgeting implications of implementation of access to information legislation in Mexico.

Proactive Transparency: The Future of the Right to Information?

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The paper reviews the development of, and the emerging standards for proactive disclosure.

Libertad de información. ¿Tres palabas inofensivas? Leyes de acceso a la información y rol de la prensa

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La aprobación e implementación de nuevas leyes sobre acceso a la información pública se incrementó notablemente en los últimos años. Esta investigación documenta y analiza la relación entre la prensa y el derecho de acceso a la información pública.

The Right to Information and Privacy: Balancing Rights and Managing Conflicts

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The paper examines legislative and structural means to better define and balance the rights to privacy and information.

10-10-10 Statement

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To mark the 10th anniversary of International Right To Know Day on 28 September 2012, FOIAnet issued this 10-10-10 Statement, setting out 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.

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Booklet for tracking Freedom of information requests by communities

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Complex monitoring templates including online systems have been used by civil society groups all over the world to monitor and track the results of Freedom of information requests. However communities often need a simple tool to record what has happened to their Freedom of information requests once sent to government agencies. Methods to track […]

Global Right to Information Update: An Analysis by Region

8 July 2013 – Today, the Freedom of Information Advocates Network (FOIAnet) launched a major global analysis of the development of the right to information (RTI) movement, broken down by region. The publication follows FOIAnet’s celebration of its 10th anniversary on International Right to Know Day, 28 September 2012.

The Update, which was co-authored by […]