Journalists’ Briefing: Access to Information findings

CCMC members the Cyprus EU Association and IKME Sociopolitical Studies Institute together with Access Info Europe Europe invite journalists to attend a press briefing at the Cyprus community Media Centre (next to Ledra Palace, Nicosia), at 15:00 on Thursday 24 February 2011. More details in these flyers in English, Greek and Turkish.

At the briefing the organisations will be:

  • Releasing the results of monitoring of public authority websites as well as the answers to over 400 information requests filed with 20 public authorities in the Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot communities.
  • Releasing the findings of an opinion survey on transparency
  • Presenting an analysis of the current legal framework for the right to information.
  • Launching a public consultation on the recommendations arising from the above research.

These research results and the recommendations are part of the bi-communal project “Access to Information in Cyprus” being run by Cyprus EU Association, IKME Socio-political Studies Institute and Access Info Europe in 2010 and 2011. The aim of the project is to work towards achieving full and functioning access to information law on both sides of the island which will increase public participation and accountability all over the island as well as communication between the two sides.

KAB is founded by a group of Civil Society volunteers in 2006 with the aim of ensuring that information flow among the Turkish Cypriots and the international community.

IKME was registered in 2002 in Cyprus as a Non Governmental Organisation aiming to contribute to the prevalence of freedom, democracy, socialism and the European values. Access Info Europe is an international human rights organization based in Madrid, which works to promote a strong and functioning Right of Access to Information in Europe and globally.

Representatives from news agencies, newspapers, broadcasters are very welcome to participate.

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