Hot off the press!
Darce reported in an earlier posting that the Right to Know Coalition of Nova Scotia had lent its name to a petition in an effort to convince the Bulgarian government not to weaken its FOI laws. This was not in vain as reported below by the Access to Information Programme (AIP) Foundation, "established on October 23, 1996 in Sofia, Bulgaria by journalists, lawyers, sociologists, and economists who work in the area of human rights. They joined efforts to promote the right to information and initiate a public debate on related issues."
We congratulate them on their success. Keep up the good fight!
As a result of the initiated active public debate with the involvement of a large number of Bulgarian, foreign and international nongovernmental and governmental organizations, Bulgarian media, journalists, public figures and experts, the advocacy of AIP, and the will of some political parties represented in parliament, the initially proposed amendments were considerably changed in a positive way.
RTKNS Web Admin