Access to information

The right of access to information is to foster a culture of transparency and accountability in both public and private bodies, and to promote a society in which the citizens have effective access to information to enable them to fully exercise and protect all their rights.
Right to information is harnessed as a tool for promoting participatory development, strengthening democratic governance and facilitating effective delivery of social-economic services. In the knowledge society, in which we live today, acquisition of information and new knowledge and its application have intense and pervasive impact on processes of taking informed decisions, resulting in overall productivity gains.
People who have access to information and understand how to make use of the acquired information in the processes of exercising their political, economic and legal rights become empowered, which, in turn, enable them to build their strengths and assets, so as to improve the quality of life.
In view of this, almost every society has made endeavors for democratizing knowledge resources by way of putting in place the mechanisms for free flow of information and ideas so that people can access them without asking for it. People are thus empowered to make proper choices for participation in the development process.

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