Today is International Right to Know Day. We are the Centre for Law and Democracy, an organization that works to promote transparency around the world. Ask us anything about government transparency, or your right to know!
September 28 is International Right to Know Day. Centre for Law and Democracy is an NGO based in Canada that works around the world aimed at promoting government transparency. Over the past year, we have carried out projects in Indonesia, Myanmar, Egypt, Tunisia, Morocco, Canada, the Maldives, Kazakhstan and Yemen, among many other places. Access to government information is a human right - it is at the cornerstone of government accountability, and of maintaining an informed citizenry. We are passionate about government transparency, and eager to answer any questions you have about your right to know.
Edited: There will be two lawyers from our organization, Michael_Karanicolas and Toby_Mendel, participating in this AMA.
Edited #2 - I should add, today we are relaunching our international RTI rating - a comparative ranking of all the different transparency laws in the world. Find out which countries are best and which are worst at www.rti-rating.org.
Edited #3 - Wow - this really took off. Great to see so many awesome questions. We're working our way through them - but they're coming in quickly now, and a lot require substantive answers, so please bear with us.
Edited #4 - Ok - my work day is winding to a close, and Toby's already boarded a plane, so I'm going to have to call time. Thanks everyone for participating - I can safely say that this response far exceeded our expectations (front page!). If you want more information about our work, please go to www.law-democracy.org and sign up to our mailing list. See you again soon!