• A world without information? Right to Information and SDGs
    The year 2016 is the first year of the new Sustainable  Development  Goals (SDGs) adopted by the UN General Assembly in  2015. Press freedom and the right to information have a direct relevance to achieving Goal 16, specifically target 10, as it envisages the protection to the right to access information and journalists' safety. The SDGs will set the agenda for many policy decisions in the next 15 years. Freedom of information is closely linked to a culture of openness. Open and Inclusive societies protect press freedom and your right to know, which is crucial to sustainable development.
  • Freedom of Information: accounts and accountability - Right to Information Movement in Rajasthan
    This is a documentary film on the struggle for the right to information in a rural area in Rajasthan, India.
  • I am Nepali: Hear My Voice
    The film aims to raise awareness about the right to information and highlights the need for government at all levels to improve access to information and knowledge for all Nepalese people.
  • “The Right to Know – The Fight for Open Democracy in South Africa”
    This video documents how the right to information has supported the struggle for housing and water in two South African communities that the Open Democracy Advice Center has been working with. The Open Democracy Advice Centre (ODAC) is a leading supporter of the right to know in South Africa, where the Promotion of Access to Information Act (PAIA) was passed in 2000. The film features the experience of two communities whom ODAC assisted in utilizing the PAIA to advance their struggle for housing and water. It highlights the relevance of the right to know and the legal instruments guaranteeing it in improving service delivery, furthering citizen empowerment and enhancing government´s responsiveness and accountability, as well as related challenges. UNESCO would like to acknowledge ODAC for its permission to upload the video on the 2010 World Press Freedom Day´s website and the Communication and Information Audiovisual Resources Platform.
  • “It’s Our Money. Where’s It Gone?” (YouTube)
    Documentary film by the International Budget Partnership, featuring the work of MUHURI (Muslims for Human Rights), a civil society organization in Mombasa (Kenya) which engages communities in monitoring public spending and exercising their right to know for holding government accountable
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