Your Right to Know …

Without information, citizens live the lives assigned to them or lives of chance. With information, they choose their future.
Celebrating International Right to Know Day on 28th September, Idasa has a range of activities planned – starting with the screening of a documentary about participatory budgeting in Brazil, Argentina, and Venezuela. Beyond the documentary, Idasa’s commemoration of Right to Know day includes panel discussions on the importance of information in quality basic education in Argentina and the quest for quality basic education in Malawi.

Idasa believes that the citizen’s right of access to information is at the heart of a healthy democratic system. The right of access to information facilitates the ability of citizens to claim other rights (e.g. health, education). enhancing dialogue between citizens and their representatives and ensuring transparency and accountability in the use of resources.

See the full press release here.

Listen to the podcast about Your Right to Know Right to Know Day – Idasa.

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One Response

  1. […] Beyond Elections … Posted on September 18, 2009 by idasa In celebration of Right-to-Know Day on 28 September, Idasa is screening a documentary entitled, Beyond Elections: Redefining Democracy in the Americas. See the trailer below.  And read more about Right to Know day here – https://idasa.wordpress.com/2009/09/27/your-right-to-know/ […]

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