Policy Brief: Suggestions for amendments to the Law on Free Access to Public Information and for enhancing its application on the part of journalists

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brif_info_engThe right to access information is based on the principle that public institutions’ representatives are elected by the citizens and are funded by the taxpayers’ money, so the public has the right to know how that power is being used and how their money is spent.

In a democracy, it is crucially important that people are able to access a wider array of information in order to participate meaningfully and efficiently in matters that affect their life and work. Thus, all the information that public institutions possess or have at their disposal should essentially be made public, since they have been gathered and processed with the citizens’ money and thus, just like the government, should be made available to the public.

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Freedom of Information Law for more transparent state officials

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State institutions must become more transparent in their work and the decisions they take must be public, Center for Civic Communications (CCC) recommends.

The conclusions from the public debate CCC organized on February 1 are that changes of the Law for free approach to public information are needed because of  its inconsistent use followed by closed institutions and limited transparency.

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Four debates held

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More than 40 journalists from local media throughout Macedonia participated on four debates for greater use of the right on free access to public information by journalists that took place during October in Bitola, Ohrid, Stip and in Veles.

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