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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.

Moderators
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Toby McIntosh

Resource Center Director, Global Investigative Journalism Network
Toby McIntosh is director of the Resource Center at the Global Investigative Journalism Network. He is also editor of FreedomInfo.org, a nonprofit website based in Washington, D.C., that covers international transparency laws. After 39 years as a reporter and editor at Bloomberg BNA, he semi-retired in 2014. With a long-standing interest in transparency, McIntosh has filed numerous U.S. FOI requests and written ab... Read More →

Speakers
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Anuska Delic

editor, OCCRP
s an investigative and data journalist working with the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP). Very recently she founded Oštro — an investigative journalism center focusing on the Adriatic Region. In 2015 she created The MEPs Project where 29 journalists representing... Read More →
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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
Wits Science Stadium - Auditorium 3 West Campus, Torrance St, Johannesburg,

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