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The Power of Information | Webcast Archive

In case you missed “The Power of Information” at The Carter Center on March 15, 2016, an archived webcast of this Conversations at The Carter Center event can be viewed below.

Without information, it is almost impossible to ensure your rights are protected, improve your economic situation, or make your voice heard. The Carter Center is helping empower a group …

Drawing Inspiration in Guatemala

Chris Hale is associate director of the Carter Center’s Global Access to Information Program. Recently he traveled to Guatemala where the Center works to improve gender inequity in the exercise of information laws.

“Information is power” is a refrain most of us have heard before. The work of The Carter Center’s Global Access to Information Program rests not only on …

Carter Center Celebrates International Right to Know Day with Liberians

In celebration of International Right to Know Day on Sept. 28, 2013, The Carter Center and local partners in Liberia hosted a series of activities to raise awareness of the value of freedom of information and to encourage the use and full implementation of the country’s 2010 Freedom of Information Act.

Impact Felt from Recent African Regional Conference on the Right of Access to Information

Impact from the Carter Center’s African Regional Conference on the Right of Access to Information, held in Ghana in February, is still being felt around the African continent as stakeholders work to advance the right and foster communication about remaining challenges.

The African Regional Findings and Plan of Action, based on conference findings and which provides a blueprint to establish, …

Access to Information is a Powerful Tool and Fundamental Human Right

The African Regional Conference on the Right of Access to Information began Sunday in Accra, Ghana. More than 130 participants arrived from 20 African countries as well as Mexico, Canada, India, Australia, and the United States. Even the blizzard could not stop our colleagues from Washington, D.C. Our Carter Center team had come days before to continue preparations for the …

Access to Information: A Fundamental Right | Q&A with Laura Neuman, J.D.

Access to information is a fundamental right. Allowing people to seek and receive public documents serves as a critical tool for fighting corruption, enabling citizens to more fully participate in public life, making governments more efficient, encouraging investment, and helping persons exercise their fundamental human rights. For this reason, The Carter Center is actively involved with governments and civil society …

A Key to Democracy: Access to Information Critical for Citizens, Governments | Q&A with Laura Neuman, J.D.

 

Access to information is one of the keys to democracy. Allowing people to seek and receive public documents serves as a critical tool for fighting corruption, enabling citizens to more fully participate in public life, making governments more efficient, encouraging investment, and helping persons exercise their fundamental human rights. For this reason, The Carter Center is actively involved with …