Sunday, 27 May 2012
Uhuru Blog covers Freedom of Information in Tanzania
Stay tuned for a two part Uhuru Blog special next week where we will cover extensively Freedom of Information legislation in Tanzania . In the first part, we will trace the history of the FOI bill from when it was first published to the subsequent criticisms raised by various civil society organizations and where it is currently at. In the second part of this coverage, we will critically examine different sections of the bill, pointing out the problematic areas and ways to remedy them using global best practice. We hope this series will raise awareness about Freedom of Information legislation in Tanzania and demonstrate why, with just a little support from legislators and a big push from civil society, such legislation should be easy to institute. As always, we look forward to your comments regarding all our articles.