Freedom of Information Portals Worldwide

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Alaveteli powers the Freedom of Information sites (including in Malaysia); in 20+ languages, in more than 26 jurisdictions.  So far, more than 315,000 requests for information has been fulfilled worldwide via this platform.

Below is a sample around the world how different countries have implemented their FOI sites using Alaveteli.

WhatDoTheyKnow (UK): https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/

  • UK has the most matured implementation of FOI, the citizens are very engaged in the process and getting the information needed by their community
  • The Alaveteli platform was derived from this first implementation

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Ki Mit Tud (Hungary): http://kimittud.atlatszo.hu/

  • Hungary has a very transparent government; FOI rights is enshrined in their constitution, any citizen can demand information from any tax-funded body
  • AlaveteliCon Video – https://youtu.be/aKu54tb5LgI

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Доступ до правди (Ukraine): https://dostup.pravda.com.ua/

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RighttoKnow.au (Australia): https://www.righttoknow.org.au/

  • The Australian folks have used FOI to help empower marginalized communities; such as by highlighting the Refugee Crisis – http://detentionlogs.com.au/investigations
  • Challenged and won acceptance of FOI requests via email and even Twitter!

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Sobanukirwa: https://sobanukirwa.rw/

  • Rwanda is one of the few countries in Africa to have passed a FOI law; and has taken to leadership to take FOI requests via email, at no-charge to the requestor
  • AlaveteliCon Video: https://youtu.be/5m–AL5dc10

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Read more at the AlaveteliCon Report: https://www.mysociety.org/freedom-of-information/alaveteli/alavetelicon-2015/

Learnings from the Worldwide FOI Community: https://www.mysociety.org/2015/06/08/learnings-from-alavetelicon-2-the-challenges-are-the-same/

Leanrings to Promote use of Alaveteli: https://www.mysociety.org/2015/06/02/ten-ways-to-promote-alaveteli-sites/

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