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Your shop has been burgled. You go straight to the police, but as soon as you start explaining what’s happened, the on-duty officer stops you. He can’t write anything down, he says, until he’s been paid.
Our new documentary films and reports profile the need for strong access to information laws in the Middle East and North Africa.
Lebanon is set to become the 95th country to adopt an access to information law that would empower its citizens to participate and question public and political affairs more closely.
Nearly 50 prominent bloggers from Egypt, Morocco, Palestine and Yemen are meeting in Morocco to bridge the gap between online activism and the grassroots.