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It's International #AccessToInfoDay.

We are all being exposed to a huge amount of #COVID19 information ℹ️ on a daily basis, & not all of it is reliable.

Here are 7⃣ tips for telling the difference & stopping the spread of misinformation 👇
who.int/news-room/spot…
WHO uses #socialmedia to communicate 📡 vital health information to millions of people around the 🌎🌍🌎.

Are you following us yet on these platforms 👇?

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To fight #COVID19 misinformation, WHO has collaborated with @Twitter , @Facebook , @instagram, @LinkedIn , @Snapchat, @tiktok_us, @Pinterest, @YouTube, to direct people to WHO or national health institutions when searching for coronavirus information ℹ️
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Today is International Access to Information Day.

A day that celebrates and promotes the importance of community access to information held by government.

In Australia, this access has been diminishing. This thread will outline how.



#AccessToInfoDay
The recent issue of anonymous donations highlights a growing disdain for telling the community who influences politicians and how

theguardian.com/australia-news…
Further to the above our Chair Anthony Whealy QC says:

“The purpose of the requirement is transparency: to ensure there is not a conflict of interest or the possibility of a perception of a conflict,” he said.

theguardian.com/australia-news…
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The Commission Set to Train Journalists to Commemorate Universal Access to Information Day
The Commission will join the world in commemorating the International Day for Universal Access to Information (IDUAI) on Tuesday 28th September 2021. The theme for IDUAI 2021, is ‘The Right to Know – Building Back Better with Access to Information’.
The Day will highlight the importance of expanding access to information laws, and their implementation worldwide to build back strong institutions for sustainable development and to uphold the vision of information as a public good,
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Today is #AccessToInfoDay. The #RightToKnow enables the public & civil society to access info held by public bodies, empowers them to hold their leaders accountable, & ensures other human rights. However, many barriers to #AccessToInfo persist.
GxR21👉article19.org/gxr-2021/
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Cambodia’s draft #AccessToInfo Law presents barriers to the realisation of the #RightToKnow. It is crucial that the Draft Law is amended prior to adoption to fully enable the right to information in #Cambodia. #AccessToInfoDay
Read the full analysis👉 article19.org/wp-content/upl…
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The Official Secrets Act is a barrier to the right to information in #Malaysia. The Act may be used to stifle critical journalism and should be immediately repealed. #AccessToInfoDay #RightToKnow
Read ARTICLE 19’s analysis of the Official Secrets Act👉 article19.org/data/files/pdf…
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The Commission in partnership with @MediaCouncilK
will this morning commemorate the International Day for Universal Access to Information #AccessToInfoKE #AccessToInfoDay #RightToKnow
@MediaCouncilK The event will culminate into the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between @KenyasOmbudsman and @MediaCouncilK on collaboration to enhance awareness amongst journalists on Access to Information and launch Access to Information in Kenya : A Journalists' Handbook.
@MediaCouncilK The theme of this year's IDUATI is “Access to Information – Saving lives, Building Trust, Bringing Hope!”, the event will contribute to the exchange of good practices and guidelines on the right to access information #AccessToInfoKE #AccessToInfoDay #RightToKnow
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The theme of this year's IDUATI is “Access to Information – Saving lives, Building Trust, Bringing Hope!”, the event will contribute to the exchange of good practices and guidelines on the right to access information #AccessToInfoKE #AccessToInfoDay #RightToKnow Image
It will highlight the key role of access to information in saving lives and mitigating the impact of crises such as the current pandemic, as well as in shaping sustainable policies #AccessToInfoKE #AccessToInfoDay #RightToKnow
To commemorate the day, the Commission in partnership with the @MediaCouncilK will host a virtual event where they will launch Access to information in Kenya: A Journalists' Handbook #AccessToInfoKe #AccessToInfoDay #RightToKnow Image
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This year's International Day of Universal Access to Information will be celebrated on Monday, September 28 #AccessToInfoKe #AccessToInfoDay #RightToKnow Image
The IDUAI will focus on the RTI in times of crisis and on the advantages of having constitutional, statutory and/or policy guarantees for public access to information to save lives, build trust and help the formulation of sustainable policies through the COVID-19 and beyond.
The Covid-19 pandemic has highlighted importance of information in times of crisis #AccessToInfoKE #AccessToInfoDay #RightToKnow
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To commemorate this year's Internation Day for Universal Access to Information. The Commission in collaboration with the @MediaCouncilK will launch the Access to Information in Kenya:A Journalists' Handbook #AccessToInfoKE #AccessToInfoDay #RightToKnow Image
The theme for this year's celebration is Access to Information - Saving Lives, Building Trust, Bringing Hope in the times of the Covid-19 pandemic. Access to accurate and timely information helps people to make safe choices for themselves and their families #AccessToInfoDay
The IDUAI 2020 presents an opportunity for us to take take stock of the implementation of the Access to Information Act, 2016 and highlight some of the good practices and challenges of accessing information in the times of COVID-19 in Kenya #AccessToInfoKe #AccessToInfoDay
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This year's International Day of Universal Access to Information will be celebrated on Monday, September 28 #AccessToInfoKe #AccessToInfoDay #RightToKnow Image
This year’s celebration will focus on the RTI in times of crisis and on the advantages of having constitutional, statutory and/or policy guarantees for public access to information to save lives #AccessToInfoKe #AccessToInfoDay #RightToKnow
build trust and help the formulation of sustainable policies through and beyond the COVID-19 crisis #AccessToInfoDay #AccessToInfoKE #RightToKnow
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Universal access to information is a cornerstone of healthy and inclusive knowledge societies #AccessToInfoDay #AccessToInfoKE #RightToKnow Image
Universal access to information means that everyone has the right to seek, receive and impart information. This right is an integral part of the right to freedom of expression.
The media plays a crucial role in informing the public about issues of interest, but it relies on the ability to seek and receive information, too. Hence, the right to universal access to information is also bound up with the right to freedom of the press #RightToKnow
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This year's International Day of Universal Access to Information will be celebrated on September 28. Image
This year’s celebration will focus on the RTI in times of crisis and on the advantages of having constitutional, statutory and/or policy guarantees for public access to information to save lives,
build trust and help the formulation of sustainable policies through and beyond the COVID-19 crisis #AccessToInfoDay #AccessToInfoKE #RightToKnow
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