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Transparency deferred: 14 years on and secrecy still rules
Transparency deferred: 14 years on and secrecy still rules
Constitutional imperative, the law and the courts be damned. Government departments remain as secretive as ever, a new civil society report...
Democracies die behind closed doors: Battling for the right to know
Democracies die behind closed doors: Battling for the right to know
As information activists around the world mark International Right to Know Day on Sunday, there seems little to celebrate about the state of the...
Smartphones proliferating - but data access creates a divide
Smartphones proliferating - but data access creates a divide
The digital divide is vanishing as the masses embrace smartphones. In its place, we have the data divide.
Michelle Obama tells Chinese students internet freedom is a universal right
Michelle Obama tells Chinese students internet freedom is a universal right
United States first lady Michelle Obama told an audience of college students in the Chinese capital on Saturday that open access to information...
Public protector declines call to probe secrecy Bill
Public protector declines call to probe secrecy Bill
Public Protector Thuli Madonsela on Monday rejected a request from the media to investigate the state's arguments on the Protection of State...
Delegates join forces to promote access to information across Africa
Delegates join forces to promote access to information across Africa
Several hundred delegates from about 50 African countries gathered in Cape Town in September to adopt a declaration on access to information.
Information access affects everyone
Information access affects everyone
A worldwide movement to promote people's rights of access to information came to Africa this week. A centre set up by former United States president Jimmy Carter convened a big-guns...

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