ورشة 1: قانون تداول المعلومات

* تقديم: أحمد عزت
* ملاحظات: جازم الحيلوي


FreedomOfInformation


1. Tunisia : By Jaz


1.1 There is FOIA (freedom of information act in Tunisia) since May 2011


1.2 Pribably a requirement from G8 to get loans from world bank and other international financial institutions


1.3 very few activists, low public awareness, no public debate before or after the law


1.4 Secrecy perimeter is too large


1.5 links :

http://goingnext.com/opendata/2011/06/21/loi-opendata-tunisie/
blog post for an overview in Tunisia (in french)

translation in english
http://translate.google.com/translate?js=n&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-
8&layout=2&eotf=1&sl=fr&tl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Fgoingnext.com%2Fopendata%2F2011%2F06%2F21%2Floi-opendata-tunisie%2F

Freedom of information act in Tunisia : the official law (pdf)


2. Jordan : by Ramzi


2.1 there is law


2.2 Bureaucracy is a formal gatekeeper practically blocks the use of the law


2.3 We get more data about jordan from foreign governments


2.4 public awareness is low


2.5 Why wait for governments to collect the data


3. Egypt : by Ahmed Ezzat


3.1 No freedom of info law


3.2 But secrecy law


3.3 lina : Draft law : no secrecy deadlines


3.4 access is by default, non-access is exception


3.5 Publishing is automatic and routinely


3.6 How to achieve equality with handicapped persons


3.7 Conflict betwwen gov institutions (archiving, secrecy)


3.8 Bureaucracy is an obstacle


3.9 Role :


3.10 Mohannad : who decides what must be kept secret ?


3.10.1 public servants names and address must be public


3.10.2 Contradiction with secrecy regarding justice procedures


3.11 Abusive laws that restrict freedom in online press and electronic networks laws


4. Discussion


4.1 Rafik


4.1.1 In TN, minister of commerce uses data from Press Agency


4.1.2 Let's build an online platform for crwdsourcing data


4.2 Ahmed Ezzat: In norway they have a gov entity that publishes all the public data including the salaries of gov members


4.3 is there traning for public servants to understand freedom of information procedures


4.4 Why do world banks asks for transparency ?


4.4.1 because they don't want their money to be stolen


4.4.2 Because public pressure (rockefeller brothers, jubilee, BIC, ..)


4.5 Jaz


4.5.1 How can we technically advance the opendata cause?


4.6 Alaa : Brasil successful crwodsouring example about public servant real estate assets to shed light on corruption India : side effect : the rich profited from openness about lands


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