Freedom of Information Training Manual for Government Officials
تاريخ النشر: 31 تشرين الأول/أكتوبر 2014
متاح في: ENنوع المصدر: أدلة تدريبة
In the past decade an unprecedented number of countries around the world have created freedom of information legislation – including Fiji, Japan, Mexico, Nigeria, South Africa, South Korea, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, the United Kingdom and most East and Central European countries. In doing so, they have joined the countries that enacted such laws some time ago, such as Sweden, the United States, Finland, the Netherlands, Australia, and Canada. The law itself, however, is only the first step. Implementing the law, including the task of transforming the culture of administration into a more democratic and accountable one, poses a great challenge, especially in countries with vulnerable economies where state budgets for implementing a comprehensive programme of accompanying measures are limited. This manual for public officials is designed as a resource for officials who want to adopt administrative practices that conform to the best standards of freedom of information. It should help them to make their work and procedures more professional, which will increase the public’s trust in and appreciation of their administration.