Links to organizations that advocate and monitor freedom of information laws and access to information around the world.
freedominfo.org - this site is a one-stop portal that describes best practices, consolidates lessons learned, explains campaign strategies and tactics, and links the efforts of freedom of information advocates around the world. It contains crucial information on freedom of information laws and how they were drafted and implemented, including how various provisions have worked in practice.
The Open Society Justice Initiative - an operational program of the Open Society Institute, promotes rights-based law reform, builds knowledge and strengthens legal capacity worldwide. Justice Initiative projects seek to shape law reform policy and achieve concrete results through hands-on technical assistance; litigation and legal advice; knowledge dissemination and network building; and counsel to donor institutions. The Justice Initiative works in the following thematic areas: national criminal justice reform; international justice; freedom of information and expression; anticorruption; equality and citizenship.
FOIA Network Webpage - the FOI Advocates Network was formed to meet the need to exchange information between NGOs working actively in the freedom of information area and to facilitate the development of common projects. The FOIA Network aims to help NGOs with campaigning, advocacy, and fundraising, through exchange of information, ideas, strategies and by providing a forum for collaboration. The FOIA Network also aims to facilitate the forming of coalitions of NGOs to address FOI issues at a regional or global level.
Open Government - a journal on freedom of information. It´s aim is to publish research and communications related to Freedom of Information (FOI) legislation from the perspective of academics, practitioners and FOI users. You can now register to receive email alerts or submit articles. The Journal is funded by the Open Society Institute.
Electronic government in China - Opinions and observations on FOI legislation and Electronic-government in China. Maintained by Ben Wei, lecturer at Shanghai University of Political Science and Law.