Thursday, November 16 • 14:00 - 15:15
Using FOI/RTI Laws Around the World

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More than 100 countries now have freedom of information (FOI) and right-to-information (RTI) laws. In this panel, experts from the EU, South Africa, India and the U.S. will describe success in making requests for government information using freedom of information laws. Tips and tricks will be shared along with practical ideas for fruitful inquiries. Among the case studies presented will be an EU-wide request by 29 journalists that revealed misspending by Members of Parliament. GIJN's global FOI resource guide will also be introduced.

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Toby McIntosh

Resource Center Senior Advisor, Global Investigative Journalism Network
Toby McIntosh is a senior advisor for GIJN’s Resource Center, which provides online resources to journalists worldwide. He was the editor of FreedomInfo.org, (2010-2017) a nonprofit website based in Washington, D.C. that covers international transparency laws. He was with Blo... Read More →

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Anuška Delić

founder, Oštro
Based in Slovenia, Anuška Delić is an investigative reporter and founder of Oštro, a non-profit center for investigative journalism in the Adriatic region. In 2021, Oštro established a sister center in Zagreb, Croatia, effectively creating a unique two-headed micro-regional entity... Read More →

Karabo Rajuili

Advocacy Coordinator, amaBhungane Centre for Investigative Journalism
Karabo Rajuili, South Africa, serves on the media freedom and access to information focus groups of the Right2Know campaign, a public advocacy campaign for information rights and media freedom in South Africa. Right2Know has been at the forefront of the challenge against the proposed... Read More →
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Shyamlal Yadav

Senior Editor, The Indian Express
Shyamlal Yadav is one of the pioneers of the effective use of RTI for investigative reporting and asking questions of the powers that be. He has authored a book titled JOURNALISM THROUGH RTI: INFORMATION, INVESTIGATION, IMPACT, which was released recently and is being widely appreciated... Read More →

Thursday November 16, 2017 14:00 - 15:15 PST
Wits Science Stadium - Auditorium 3 West Campus, Torrance St, Johannesburg,