Promoting Access to Information

Promoting the Access to Information Law

Donor: National Democratic Institute (NDI)

Duration: July 2017 – February 2018

Total Budget: USD 24,000

Geographical Reach: Beirut 

Having passed the Access to Information (ATI) in early 2017, citizens now have the right to access information of public institutions. However, many administrative, technical, and social obstacles must still be addressed in order to utilize the law to its maximum potential. As such, LTA seeks to engage relevant stakeholders (i.e. Journalists, Public Officials, CSOs, and Political Parties) in the implementation and enforcement of this law as well as effectively advocating towards citizens and foreign nationals to utilize of the law. 

Main Activities:


-          Series of Conferences on the Access to Information Law targeting: Public Officials, Investigative Journalists, Civil Society Organizations, and Political Party Representatives;

-          Investigating and reporting on a case of corruption by utilizing the Access to Information law to uncover violations.

-          Developing a toolkit for the campaign finance monitoring