Websites

  • Access Info Europe
    Access Info Europe is a human rights organization that works to advance and defend the right of access to information in Europe and globally.  >> Go to website
  • Africa Freedom of Information Centre (AFIC)
    The Africa Freedom of Information Centre (AFIC) was launched by a network of freedom of information advocates with the aim of supporting the campaign for access to information laws on the continent. Located at Kampala, Uganda, the Centre has a physical library and a multi-lingual website that provides information about the state of access to information in the region, contains FOI Bills and Laws and standard-setting documents in Africa, other regions and internationally. >> Go to website
  • ARTICLE 19
    ARTICLE 19 is an international human rights organisation which defends and promotes freedom of expression and freedom of information all over the world.  >> Go to website
  • BBC Open Secrets Blog
    The BBC Open Secrets Blog is written by BBC journalist Martin Rosenbaum, and focuses on freedom of information. >> Go to website 
  • Carter Center´s Access to Public Information Project
    The project supports access to information initiatives throughout the world with particular emphasis on the Americas region and in the core countries of Jamaica, Bolivia, Nicaragua, and Mali.  >> Go to website
  • Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative´s Right to Information
    The Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative´s Right to Information Website is designed to provide legislators, advocates and the public with resources on international and Commonwealth principles and standards on the right to information. >> Go to website
  • Constitution Unit of the Department of Political Science at the University College London
    The Constitution Unit of the Department of Political Science at the University College London is the leading academic center in the UK specializing in Freedom of Information (FOI) and Data Protection (DP). >> Go to website
  • Freedom of Information Advocates Network (FOIAnet)
    The Freedom of Information Advocates Network (FOIAnet) is an international information-sharing network of organizations and individuals working to promote the right of access to information. FOIAnet also runs a discussion list for news and debate on the right of access to information. The network launched and promotes International Right to Know Day, on 28th September of every year.  >>Go to website
  • Freedominfo.org
    Freedominfo.org is an online network of freedom of information advocates. The website compiles information on freedom of information laws´ drafting and implementation, FOI campaigns, best practices, lessons learned. It also connects the efforts of FOI advocates across the globe. >> Go to website       
  • International School for Transparency
    The IST’s Mission is to enhance the transparency of public authorities and agencies by offering specialist programmes in the implementation of the right of access to information, to public servants and other key social stakeholders from around the world, but especially from developing countries and emerging democracies, so as to enable best practice to be shared through peer-learning. >> Go to website
  • National Security Archive
    The National Security Archive is an independent non-governmental research institute and library located at The George Washington University in Washington DC. It collects and publishes declassified documents obtained through the U.S. Freedom of Information Act. It also follows the advance of FOI around the world.  >> Go to website
  • Office of the Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Expression at the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights
    The Office of the Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Expression at the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights was created to stimulate awareness of the importance of the full observance of freedom of expression and information in the Americas. >> Go to website
  • Open Government
    Open Government is an online journal that focuses on freedom of information issues. >> Go to website
  • Open Society Justice Initiative
    The Open Society Justice Initiative uses law to protect and empower people around the world. Through litigation, advocacy, research, and technical assistance, the Justice Initiative promotes human rights and builds legal capacity for open societies. Among other focus issues, it works to address legacies of secrecy and repression around the world by supporting freedom of information laws and combating government interference with media freedom.  >> Go to website
  • Open Democracy Advice Centre- Access to Information Unit
    The Open Democracy Advice Centre, based in Cape Town, has the mission to promote open and transparent democracy; foster a culture of corporate and government accountability; and assist people in South Africa to be able to realize their human rights. ODAC seeks to achieve its mission through realising the right to know so that it makes a material, tangible difference to the lives of the poor, and thereby contributes to social and economic justice. Hence ODAC provides practical and niche services to individuals and organisations with a social justice agenda to help citizens access their rights in respect of three key pieces of legislation: The Protected Disclosures Act (2000),  the Promotion of Access to Information Act (2000) and The Promotion of Administrative Justice Act (2000). >> Go to website
  • Regional Network of Journalism for Access to Information (Latin America)
    The Regional Network of Journalism for Access to Information (Latin America) links journalists and organizations involved in the promotion of access to public information and the strengthening of the norms regulating this matter. The network seeks to centralize the work that social communicators, with the support of NGOs and media organizations, develop to further freedom of information and expression in Latin America. (Link is in Spanish)  >> Go to website
  • Right2INFO.org
    Right2INFO.org features resources on the constitutional and legal framework for the right to information and case law from more than 80 countries. Focusing on good law and practice, the website presents comparative overviews and country summaries on the current status of the right to information. It brings together the contributions of experts from dozens of countries. >> Go to website
  • Special Rapporteur of the Commission on Human Rights on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression
    The United Nations Commission on Human Rights, in resolution 1993/45 of 5 March 1993, decided to appoint a Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression. The mandate was extended by the Commission on Human Rights in 2002, at its 58th session (Res. 2002/48). >> Go to website
  • Sunshine Week
    Sunshine Week is a national initiative to open a dialogue about the importance of open government and freedom of information in the US. Participants include print, broadcast and online news media, civic groups, libraries, nonprofits, schools and others interested in the public's right to know. >> Go to website
  • The Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression in Africa
    The Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression in Africa was appointed by the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights by a decision adopted at its 36th Ordinary Session held from 23 November to 7 December 2004, in Dakar, Senegal.  >> Go to website
  • Transparency International- Access to Information
    Transparency International, the global civil society organisation leading the fight against corruption, brings people together in a powerful worldwide coalition to end the devastating impact of corruption on men, women and children around the world. TI’s mission is to create change towards a world free of corruption.  Transparency International supports the international efforts to have the right of access to information recognised and respected. >> Go to website
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