The Right to Information in the Age of Information
Human Rights in the Global Information Society, Jørgensen,ed., MIT Press, 2006
17 Pages Posted: 3 Jun 2012
Date Written: June 26, 2006
The information age has made information more readily available to citizens than ever before though the internet and other technologies. This has been complimented by efforts in many countries to adopt laws promoting legal rights to information. However, there are still considerable barriers to obtaining information in many countries and efforts to expand participation in governance though e-government policies have not been adequately developed.
Keywords: freedom of information, e-government, transparency, openness, right to information
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