Bidhya Rai (24) made headlines when her story on corruption in the western part of Nepal was published in the local daily Kantipur towards the end of last year.
Centre for Investigative Journalism (CIJ) Nepal has published the first story from their project on access to information for investigative journalists:
“Corruption in the pristine land: 500 million for not a single trail” is from Khaptad, in the far west of Nepal, where millions has been spent to develop infrastructure and facilities.
The journalists Hind Mafadhel and Sameh Gharsallah received the awards of the ‘Investigative Journalism and Access to Information (ATI) Regional Training’ project in North Africa last week.
Hundreds of people came for the the opening of the seminar Strengthening investigative journalism in Pakistan at the University of the Punjab in Lahore 14 October.
On the 28th and 29th of September, ARTICLE 19 MENA in collaboration with Journalism & Media International Center (JMIC) at OsloMet – Oslo Metropolitan University in Norway, held a regional training on investigative journalism.
Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom presented the Raif Badawi Award for Courageous Journalists to Hanéne Zbiss from Tunisia at the Frankfurt Book Fair 16 October.
On 25th and 26th September 2019, ARTICLE 19 Eastern Africa in collaboration with UNESCO and the Journalism & Media International Center of OsloMet – Oslo Metropolitan University in Norway, sought to undertake two major activities in commemoration of the “International Day of Universal Access to Information 2019”.
The Arabic version of the UNESCO report on access to information was launched at An-Najah National University in Nablus in Palestine 29 September in cooperation with the local UNESCO office and JMIC, with support from the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Uganda Christian University Professor, Monica Chibita has described Uganda’s state of access to information as pitiable.
The Access to Information Day is being celebrated all over the world this week
28 September has been the International Day for Universal Access to Information” (IDUAI) for the last four years.