Worldwide celebration of access to information

From Oslo: JMIC Director Elisabeth Eide greets the participants at the workshop in Nairobi 25 September om skype

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.

“Leaving No One behind!” is the theme of this year´s celebration, writes Audrey Azoulay, Director General of UNESCO.

JMIC is working with partner universities in Kampala in Uganda and Nablus in Palestine and with Article 19 offices in Eastern Africa and North Africa to celebrate the day in Nairobi in Kenya and Tunis in Tunisia (a workshop is also planned later in Lahore in Pakistan).

For more information about all the UNESCO events around the world:

From Nablus: Hilde Haraldstad, The Representative of Norway to Palestine, thanked An-Najah National University 29 September. (Photo from live streaming)

From Tunis: Open Talks 26 September with Access To Information partners in Tunisia (Photo: Mohammed Alayoubi)

From Kampala: Key Note address from Professor Monica Chibita, the Dean of the Faculty of Journalism and Communication at Uganda Christian University 27 September (screenshot from live streaming)

JMIC has organised workshops on access to information as a journalistic tool for North African, East African and South Asian investigative journalists the last years.

We are trying to build up a resource base on our home page – see for example:

Passing a law is not enough by Tarjei Leer-Salvesen

Access to information as a tool in cross-border journalism by Tarjei Leer-Salvesen and Maren Sæbø

Access to information in a transparent society by Helge Rønning

Access to Information in the Nordic countries by Oluf Jørgensen

More information about access to information can be found also here

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