African Platform on Access to Information

African Platform on Access to Information

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MISA is the secretariat of the African Platform on Access to Information (APAI) working group, which in 2011 successfully campaigned for the adoption of Africa’s first declaration on access to information.

The APAI declaration was adopted at the Pan African Conference on Access to Information (PACAI) on 19 September 2011, held in Cape Town, South Africa, upon a motion for adoption moved by Advocate Pansy Tlakula, Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression and Access to Information of the African Commission on Human and People’s Rights and seconded by Honourable Norris Tweah, Deputy Minister of Information, Culture and Tourism for the Republic of Liberia.

The document lists 14 key principles that aim to advance the right to access to information in all its dimensions, nationally, regionally, and internationally.