Combining the freedom of information campaigning expertise of Article 19 with the extensive distance learning experience of Fahamu, this CD-ROM is meant for people and organizations from a broad spectrum of areas in Africa who have an interest in the issue of access to information. This includes but is not limited to: trade unions, residents' organisations, environmental groups, women's groups, development organisations, human rights organisations and many others.This CD-ROM looks at why access to information is important, what an access to information law should contain, and how to set about campaigning for one.While several countries in Southern Africa have draft laws to access to information in place, South Africa is the only country in the region that has a proper access to information law. But even when a law or a draft law is in place, it is important to have the ability to critique the laws in order to make sure that they have included the best provisions possible. And then it is crucial to ensure that the law is implemented properly.
Publisher: Pambazuka Press