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Democracy And The Right To Information

Toby Mendel, Executive Director, Centre for Law and Democracy | Tehmina Kaoosji, Independent broadcast journalist

25-Jan-21 09:37

Democracy And The Right To Information

Right to information (RTI) regimes began gaining traction from the 1990s, amid a global wave of democratization, and to date there are 129 countries with some form of RTI law. How does a right to information law help strengthen democratic ideals and press freedom? We discuss why Malaysia should consider implementing an RTI law, and the practical benefits for media practitioners and the public with our expert panel.

More information on the virtual media workshop organized by the High Commission of Canada and the Embassy of Finland here.

Image Credit: Shutterstock.com

Produced by: Shazana Mokhtar

Presented by: Shazana Mokhtar


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