APAI Working Group

  • Media Institute of Southern Africa
  • Media Foundation for West Africa
  • Open Democracy Advice Centre
  • Africa Freedom of Information Centre
  • Media Rights Agenda
  • Article 19: Defending freedom of expression and information
  • International Federation of Journalists
  • The Africa Editors' Forum
  • Highway Africa

The African Platform to Access to Information (APAI)

The African motion for adoption of the APAI declaration was moved by Advocate Pansy Tlakula, Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression and Access to Information of the African Commission on Human and People’s Rights, and seconded by Honourable Norris Tweah, Deputy Minister of Information, Culture and Tourism for the Republic of Liberia.
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International Day for Universal Access to Information

2016 is the first year of UNESCO marking 28 September as the International Day for Universal Access to Information (IDUAI). On 17 November 2015 UNESCO adopted a resolution declaring 28 September of every year as an international day. The IDUAI is an outcome of advocacy of APAI and building on work of FOIAnet.

Tanzania: Long Awaited Information Bill Sails Through

National Assembly yesterday passed the long-awaited access to information bill, 2016, with the...


Kenya: New dawn for transparency as Access to Information law is passed

PRESS RELEASE ARTICLE 19 welcomes the assent into law of the Access to Information Act 2015....

  • The New Partnership for Africa's Development
  • Open Society Initiative of Southern Africa
  • Free Press Unlimited
  • Google
  • Nation Media Group
  • Reportrar Utan Gränser
  • Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights
  • UNESCO with the support of the Communication and Information Sector
  • Freedom House
  • fesmedia Africa
  • Declaration of Table Mountain
  • African Media Initiative
  • African Union Commission
  • Open Society Foundation for South Africa