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African Platform for Access to Information Declaration 2011

African Platform for Access to Information Declaration 2011

The African Platform on Access to Information (APAI) declaration was adopted at the Pan African Conference on Access to Information (PACAI), held in Cape Town, South Africa. Here are the key principles: Fundamental Right Accessible to Everyone Access to information is...
No justice without the right to know

No justice without the right to know

South Africa’s access to information legislation is regarded as among the best in the world. But is it really working in the struggle for social justice? I remember one cold night in a community hall in a working-class township of Cape Town. A group of about 50...
African media law: Time to throw off the shackles

African media law: Time to throw off the shackles

Free media in Africa faces many challenges. Those include colonial-era laws that restrict free thought and expression, and which are holding the continent back. In the heady early 1990s in Africa, it seemed like every country on the continent was re-examining its...