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UNESCO supports freedom of information in Morocco

UNESCO supports freedom of information in Morocco

UNESCO’s Office in Rabat supports the Moroccan Network of Civil Society Groups for Access to Information (REMDI) in their advocacy and awareness-raising campaign for freedom of information (FOI).

As an integral part of the fundamental right for freedom of expression, UNESCO has been promoting access to public information worldwide for more than 10 years, and more than 90 of its Member States have already adopted FOI laws.

In 2011 the principle of freedom of information was included in the Article 27 of the new Constitution in Morocco, and on 26 March 2013 the Government published the related draft law. Read more

Communication & Information Sector | The UNESCO |26th June 2013

Hungarian bill “would restrict access to information”

VIENNA — A freedom of information law recently passed by Hungary’’s parliament “limits government transparency and could increase the risk of corruption.”

This is according to International Press Institute (IPI) and its affiliate, the South East Europe Media Organization (SEEMO), who on Wednesday expressed their concern over the development.

““We strongly urge Hungarian President Janos Ader not to sign this measure into law,”” IPI Director of Communications & Public Relations Anthony Mills said. “ Read more

The IPI | 27th June 2013

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