Today is International Right to Know Day. We are FOIAnet – an International Network of Transparency Activists who are here to talk about openness, secrecy and your right to know. So please – Ask Us Anything!
September 28 is International Right to Know Day, and organisations around the world use the occasion to promote discussion and engagement on secrecy and open government. The right to information is a key pillar of democratic government, but around the world many countries fail to live up to this standard, either through excessive secrecy, decrepit and underfunded access to information systems, or the persecution of whistleblowers.
FOIAnet is the leading international network for civil society organisations that are active on this issue. Throughout the day, advocates from different organisations will be coming online to engage. We are eager to answer any questions you have about your right to know. Some of the advocates who will be online will include:
Michael_Karanicolas – Centre for Law and Democracy (Canada) Toby_Mendel – Centre for Law and Democracy (Canada) ShaileshGandhi (India) jablet - Open Democracy Advice Centre (South Africa) Peter Timmins (FOIGuru) - Open and Shut (Australia) Codruvrabie - Funkycitizens.org (Romania) Cexcell - The Access Initiative, WRI (United States) Adamfoldes - Transparency International (Germany)
Let’s take this conversation forward!
Proof is available here: https://twitter.com/FOIAnet/status/647425829312573440 https://twitter.com/FOIAnet
Edit: Well ladies and gentlemen, it's been an honour and a pleasure. Thanks for all the great questions - we look forward to doing this again.