PROMOTING THE RIGHT TO ACCESS INFORMATION LAW

Donor: National Democratic Institute (NDI)

Partners, if any: No partners

Duration: July 2017 – February 2018

Geographical Reach: Beirut

 

Short Description:

Having the Lebanese Parliament passing the Right to Access Information Law in February 2017, citizens now have the Right to Access Information held by Public Administrations. However, many administrative, technical, and social obstacles must still be addressed in order to utilize the law to its maximum potential. As such, LTA engaged relevant stakeholders, i.e., Journalists, Public Officials, CSOs, and Political Parties to push for the implementation and enforcement of the Law as well as effectively advocated towards citizens and foreign nationals to utilize the law. 

Main Activities:

·         Series of Conferences on the Right to Access Information Law targeting: Public Officials, Investigative Journalists, CSOs, and Political Parties’ Representatives

·         Investigating and reporting on a case of corruption by utilizing the Law to uncover violations

·         Produced a video on the Law

·         Developed a toolkit on Monitoring Electoral Campaigns Finances 

Sectors

Governance

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