28 September 2004

On Sep. 28, 2004 the Justice Initiative has released the executive summary of its 2003 Pilot FOI Monitoring Report. The full report will be released shortly. The 2004 16-country monitoring is already well advanced and results will be released much more quickly than with this pilot. The study was carried out in partnership with FOI Advocates network members: Access to Information Program (AIP), Bulgaria, Freedom of Information Center, Armenia, Instituto Prensa y Sociedad (IPYS, Press and Society Institute), Peru, Open Democracy Advice Centre (ODAC), South Africa, Pro Media, Macedonia. And all involved in the 2003 and 2004 monitoring know that nothing could have been done without our consultant Tom Carson who has been incredibly dedicated to this project and developing this excellent tool for monitoring access to information. This report shows that although progress is made, still much work has to be done in promoting implementation of FOI laws. Read the executive summary: http://www.aip-bg.org/pdf/osji_monitoring.pdf.