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African platform celebrates first International Day for Universal Access to Information

In recognition of the positive impact that officially proclaiming the day would have on spreading the word about the importance of access to information, the African Platform on Access to Information Working Group (APAI) lobbied UNESCO to officially inaugurate the 28 of September as the International Day for Universal Access to Information.

International | Access to Information

African platform celebrates first International Day for Universal Access to Information

Africa Freedom of Information Centre

In recognition of the positive impact that officially proclaiming the day would have on spreading the word about the importance of access to information, the African Platform on Access to Information Working Group (APAI) lobbied UNESCO to officially inaugurate the 28 of September as the International Day for Universal Access to Information.

Relatives of Jordanian writer Nahed Hattar protest in front of Jordanian Prime Ministry in Amman, Jordan over Hattar's death. Sign reads in Arabic: No to assassination, no to violence, no to extremism.

Jordan | Attacks

Nahed Hattar's assassination exposes Jordan's darker side

Hiba Zayadin for IFEX

Writer Nahed Hattar's brazen assassination in front of Jordan's Ministry of Justice was carried out by one man but it was enabled by a State that charged him with "insulting Islam" for a cartoon he shared on Facebook and an environment where extremist thought and intolerance for differing opinions festers.

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