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🧵#ThisIsWhyIFOI Remember Dr. Bonnie Henry at the @Canucks home opener? I asked @bcndp #bcgov under #FOI about who paid for the jersey and other expenses. Many readers wonder about the PHO attending such commercial events. #bcpoli #cdnfoi #FOIAFriday #SportsBiz #covid19 ImageImage
This morning, @bcndp #bcgov tells me it has rejected my #FOI request about Dr. Bonnie Henry at the @Canucks game, because she was allegedly there as a private citizen, not because she is the provincial health officer. Where have I seen that lame excuse before? 🤔#bcpoli #cdnfoi Image
Last year, Dr. Bonnie Henry co-authored a book with her sister. When I wanted to know about the contract and other details, I was told I couldn’t see them. The “private citizen” excuse was invoked. #bcpoli #cdnfoi #FOIAFriday
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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 The Act may be used to stifle critical journalism and should be immediately repealed.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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👇👇👇 Follow this thread for updates on @jpwarren's legal battle testing the secrecy around key #robodebt documents - being heard at the AAT now. Justin’s case forms the second in the Grata FOI Project and is being argued by Tom Brennan SC and @WeFightForFair #RightToKnow.
The issues at play are centred around whether or not Human Services unlawfully applied the #FOI ‘cabinet in confidence’, ‘deliberative process’ exemptions and the crucial public interest test.
Remember, the Information Commissioner has already found in @jpwarren’s favour and said the documents should be released to him. That decision is being appealed today by Human Services.
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Just in: Federal/provincial/territorial information and privacy commissioners (including B.C.'s @McEvoy_Michael) call on governments to respect Canadians' quasi-constitutional rights to privacy and access to information. #bcpoli #cdnfoi #coronavirus #stateofemergency #righttoknow ImageImage
Here is the full resolution. But is it too little, too late? @BCInfoPrivacy has given @jjhorgan @bcndp too much freedom to trample on citizens' #FOIA rights, starting with the temporary March 18, 2020 disclosure holiday. #bcpoli #cdnfoi #coronavirus #stateofemergency ImageImage
Today's statement from information and privacy commissioners comes MORE THAN A YEAR after Canadian COVID-19 Accountability group, including @seanmholman, sounded the alarm.
The statutory watchdogs waited more than a year to speak as one. #bcpoli #cdnfoi
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ICYMI: Nice work by @TheAusInstitute highlighting an increasing lack of #transparency in the Federal Budget with greater resorting to NFP "not for publication" references to keep info secret. This #secrecy cancer just keeps growing. #auspol #righttoknow tai.org.au/content/new-an…
. @TheAusInstitute highlights a few NFP examples including the costs of managing an abandoned oil rig formerly owned by Woodside; money for the controversial Inland Rail project and expenditure relating to Australia’s Export Finance and Insurance Corporation. All are secret.
There may be valid reasons for some budget details to be kept confidential, but NFP is resorted to with ever greater frequency. It would be a good thing if @ANAO_Australia were to conduct an audit of NFP decisions. But, surprise, surprise, the Auditor’s budget has been cut.
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OMG!! @carolecadwalla @Channel4News
This I think relates to US & Trump 'relations' with UK!?
But 'wider world' disclosure has important global implications eg affecting US election!? @SpeakerPelosi @jason_kint
#CambridgeAnalytica #DeterringDemocracy @IanCLucas @HLDemoDigital
@HLDemoDigital @DPuttnam @JoStevens @guyverhofstadt @donaldtuskEPP
NB:Canadian IC @PrivacyPrivee found AIQ broke data privacy & security laws! Data firms in political campaigns="global & cascading privacy implications"(Nov 19). So 'wider world' has #RightToKnow!
NOT UK IC=NCND😭
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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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#BREAKING In an historic 6-1 decision, the HCA found the @palaceletters should be released to the public following a 6 year legal battle fought by Professor Jenny Hocking for access to historical records about our political history & our #RightToKnow.
#auspol #auslaw
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2. The Court decided the letters were Commonwealth records under the Archives Act, because they were the property of the Cth, namely the official establishment of the Governor-General & ordered that Archives reconsider Prof Hocking’s requests for access to the palace letters.
3. HCA held “with respect to the majority in the Full Court, we cannot see how the correspondence could appropriately be described, however "loosely", as "private or personal records of the Governor-General" even allowing for ambiguity of the description of "private or personal"
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This piece from 2011 by Jay Rosen is really interesting in light of attitude of many punter to many News Corp journos losing job yesterday.

I see many journalists blaming punters or treating them with disdain for not supporting them, maybe look at why? abc.net.au/news/2011-08-3…
We really do need journalists. The average person doesn't have same access to find out what Government is doing.

Journalists need support of people when under siege from a government that does not want any accountability or transparency and makes their job impossible to do.
Yelling at punters for not supporting them or not caring about their #RightToKnow or #FreedomOfThePress campaigns just increases the amount of people who have disdain for the profession and worse, increases the lack of trust.
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1/9 Okay #auspol
At the election you rejected Labor because you were 'frightened' of a HONEST team who TOLD you EXACTLY how they wanted to make #Australia FAIRER for ALL?

You're SCARED of My Health Record..

Yet THIS Govt has GIVEN YOUR private information - the data of EVERY
2/9.. Australian to O/S PRIVATE CORPORATIONS like Serco & Concentrix - when they OUT-SOURCED Centrelink Call Centres in 2016/17
yourlifechoices.com.au/government/new…
Did the LNP ask YOU if it was OKAY? Did they TAKE this to an ELECTION as ACTUAL POLICY?
To be scrutinised PUBLICLY?
Again at..
3/9 ..the LAST election - few KNOWN policies but MANY 'ideas' (privatisation of ACATs) which they chose NOT to tell US
smh.com.au/politics/feder…
Think Centrelink outsourcing DOESN'T affect you? You're a tradie who runs your OWN business & will 'NEVER' NEED Centrelink?
You think?
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30 #Afghan News Outlets, incluidng Shamshad, have released a signed statement today protesting “severe limitations in access to information,” saying the government has a “double standard” when it comes to “implementing the access to information law, and supporting free media.”
UNAMA: Open and healthy societies promote access to information for citizens. #Afghanistan #RightToKnow. It's vital for:
➡️accountability & fighting corruption
➡️improving government performance & efficiency
➡️encouraging investment
➡️empowering citizens in public life
British Emb. in Kabul: Access to government information is a right of the Afghan people. #Afghanistan has one of the best laws in the world on #A2I but more needs to be done to ensure implementation. The UK supports the brave & committed journalists fighting to uphold this right.
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Thread: off the back of the #righttoknow campaign I’d like to spill some tea about how utterly broken Australia’s freedom of information laws are by using some examples I’ve encountered in my FOI work around My Health Record, the amyl ban & sniffer dogs in Vic
Example 1: the ADHA (agency in charge of MHR) collected data on everyone in the country. Exactly what kind/how much? Collected how? The relevant legislation at the time had about two sentences authorising the ADHA to do this and it was *extremely vague*
Over several months I sent in numerous requests to the ADHA media and FOI teams about how this collection operated. They alternately told me that the request was unreasonable bc it identified hundreds of documents but also because no such documents existed
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I work on your #righttoknow every single day. My open data projects get over 1 million hits a year but less than 100 people pay for this work. Check it out and see if you'd like to help them support it ausgov.info/index.php?Topi…
You can find out more about me at ausgov.info/index.php?Topi…
To support your #righttoknow I'm building a project so the public can search & analyse who receives govt grants ausgov.info/index.php?Topi…
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9. Holocaust in Yemen caused by Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Senegal, Sudan, Somalia, Qatar, Morocco, US, France, UK, Canada, Australia,Germany
#Yemen #CrimesAgainstHumanity #WarCrime #Holocaust #YemenCantWait #YemenHolocaust #WorldHypocrisy
1. Holocaust in Yemen caused by Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Senegal, Sudan, Somalia, Qatar, Morocco, US, France, UK, Canada, Australia,Germany🤨👇🏼
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2. Holocaust in Yemen caused by Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Senegal, Sudan, Somalia, Qatar, Morocco, US, France, UK, Canada, Australia,Germany🤨👇🏼
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