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Freedom of information: a comparative legal survey

Freedom of information: a comparative legal survey
The importance of the right to information or the right to know is an increasingly constant refrain in the mouths of development practitioners, civil society, academics, the media and governments.
What is this right, is it really a right and how have governments sought to give effect to it? These are some of the questions this book seeks to address, providing an accessible account of the law and practice regarding freedom of information, and an analysis of what is working and why.

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  • First Edition, 2003

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    English freedom_information_en.pdf
    English File
    French freedom_information_fr.pdf
    Spanish freedom_information_es.pdf
    Spanish File
    Russian File
    Arabic freedom_information_ar.pdf
    Arabic File
    Chinese freedom_information_ch.pdf
    Chinese File
    Nepalese File External link
    Portuguese freedom_information_pt.pdf
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    Collation 164 p.
    Author(s) Mendel, Toby
    Publication year 2008
    Document code CI-2007/WS/15
    Edition 2nd rev. ed.