Right to Know Day 2005

In 2005 the 3rd annual International Right to Know Day was celebrated in 29 countries around the world:

Africa

Sierra Leone

Americas

Mexico Usa Chile Jamaica Peru Guyana Uruguay Argentina

Asia

Pakistan India Maldives Bangladesh Malaysia Philippines Fiji

Europe

Czech Republic Slovenia Albania Latvia Croatia Bosnia and Herzegovina Serbia and Montenegro Romania Bulgaria Macedonia Moldova Georgia Armenia

International Organizations

Open Society Justice Initiative

Right to Know Day around the world - Croatia

Organizer: Croatian Helsinki Committee for Human Rights
Date: September 28, 2005
Event: Survey on FOIA implmentation and presenattion of the results

Description: Croatia is celebrating for the second time the Public Right to Know Day. Croatian Helsinki Committee for Human Rights is organizing a central event at which the highest state officials - President of the Republic, Vice Prime Minister, Minister of Justice, other relevant ministgers, state secretaries, MPs together with NGOs and the media will take part. Special website on public right to know: http://www.gradjani-imaju-pravo-znati.hho.hr will be promoted as well as the result of the project - Survey of implementation of FOIA in Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Serbia and Montenegro (see under Monitoring 2005.). This is a joint regional project, sponsored by Freedom House (USAID) titled

"Campaigning for Freedom of Information and Free Access to Official Documents as the Best Tool for Combating Corruption - conducting of a survey on FOIA implementation in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia and Croatia" in which participated project partners YUCOM from Serbia and Cspi (Center for Free Access of Information from B&H. Best response from the public bodies was obtained in Serbia and Montenegro ( 58 %), Bosnia and Herzegovina (56%) and Croatia 23%. Apart from the activities carried out as the leading partner in the project the CHC prepared and conducted the second survey on monitoring implementation of FOIA in Croatia. Due to the increased interest on behalf of citizens and NGOs the CHC filled 274 information requests to different central, regional and local bodies according to the methodology template. Sending requests took us a couople of days, the last one were sent on June 25, 2005.

On September 28th each project partner will organize a central event and present the survey results to the public.

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 06 May 2009 14:43 )
 

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