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. 
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  • 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.
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  • 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.  
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  • BBC Open Secrets Blog 
    The BBC Open Secrets Blog is written by BBC journalist Martin Rosenbaum, and focuses on freedom of information. 
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  • 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.  
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  • Carter Center´s Access to Public Information ProjectThe 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.  
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  • Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ)
    Nonpartisan, nonprofit organization founded in 1981 to monitor abuses against the press and promote press freedom around the world.  
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  • 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. 
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  • 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).  
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  • 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).  
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  • 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.
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  • Inter American Press Association (IAPA)
    Impunity of the crimes against journalists. Information by country. 
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  • International Federation of Journalists (IFJ)
    The IFJ promotes international action to defend press freedom and social justice through strong, free and independent trade unions of journalists.
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  • International Freedom of Expression Exchange (IFEX)
    This service allows you to access accurate and up-to-date information on freedom of expression issues and abuses. Please click on the link to visit IFEX World Press Freedom Day page.  
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  • International News Safety Institute
    The International News Safety Institute (INSI) is a coalition of news organisations, journalist support groups and individuals exclusively dedicated to the safety of news media staff working in dangerous environments. INSI’s purpose is to create a global safety network of advice and assistance to journalists and other news gatherers who may face danger covering the news on international assignment or in their own countries.  
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  • International Press Institute (IPI)
  • International Press Institute, is the global network of editors, media executives and leading journalists, dedicated to freedom of the press and improving the standards and practices of journalism. 
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  • JACradio will broadcast live from World Press Freedom Day on 2-3 May 2010 
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  • 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. 
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  • 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.  
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  • OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media
    The OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media observes media developments in all 56 OSCE participating States. She provides early warning on violations of freedom of expression and promotes full compliance with OSCE press freedom commitments.  
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  • 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)  
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  • Reporters Without Borders
    In some countries a journalist can be thrown in prison for years for a single offending word or photo. Jailing or killing a journalist removes a vital witness to events and threatens the right of us all to be informed. Reporters Without Borders has fought for press freedom on a daily basis since it was founded in 1985. 
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  • 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). 
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  • 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.
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  • 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.  
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  • UNESCO Courier: "Information: a game of hide and seek"
    Created in August 1947, only two years after the creation of the Organization, the UNESCO Courier has become a flagship publication, reflecting UNESCO’s concerns and thoughts in articles from around the world. 
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  • World Bank Institute- Access to Information Program 
    The website for the World Bank Institute´s Access to Information Program features links to publications, audiovisual resources and other useful material on the topic, as well as information on the program´s awareness-raising and capacity building activities.
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  • World Press Freedom Day 2010 - video message from Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO 
    Celebrating this years World Press Freedom Day, UNESCO Director General Irina Bokova reminds us that the public has a right to be informed. 
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  • World Press Freedom Day 2010
    Conference - Administration and
    Logistical Issues Hotels, Travels, etc. 
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