25.09.2019

FOIAnet posts map on Access to Information Day Events worldwide

The Freedom of Information Advocates Network (FOIAnet) has updated their map of Access to Information Day activities happening around the world in 2019 to raise awareness of every individual’s right of access to information held by government and public bodies: from the right to know how elected officials are exercising their power, to how taxpayers’ money is being spent.

Photo: fesmedia Africa

On the International Day of Access to Information 2019 many events will take place around the globe, including book presentations, activist and citizen workshops, film screenings, radio programmes, conferences on local access to information laws, awards ceremonies and ombudsman events!

Check out all ATI Events around the world here:

map of FOIAnet members activities on September 28th, 2018

 

So, what will we be doing this year? Take a look at our event and celebrate with us the ATI-Day!

“Information is Power” - Art Workshop on Access to Information for children on the 28th of September 2019, the International Right to Information Day in Havana, Windhoek

 

Access to information is important for consolidating democracy and stimulating development in Namibia. It allows citizens to acquire knowledge and to make informed decisions about participating in the governmental and developmental processes in the country. The concept of the individual right to information is strongly related to social participation and affects not only adults but also children. Due to the fact that children are the future of Namibia and are agents of transformation, we decided to celebrate the RTI-Day 2019 in Namibia with school kids. Our aim is to raise public awareness of the vital role freedom of information has for children and youngsters to display the collective diversity of the nature of the information that is relevant to them. We would like to do that through art, a creative platform to sharpen consciousness and to build understanding of the importance of access to information. We think that it is easier to promote this complex topic through a creative channel to stimulate their individual creativity and imagination. Especially for children, drawing and painting help to develop skills such as interpreting, critical thinking, and how to make choices based on visual information. Everyone is invited to join our gallery walk at the end of our event to interact and share knowledge and reflections with the children.

Program:

8.00 – 9.30 o’clock Playful Input Session on Access to Information

9.30 – 13.30 o’clock Guided Art Session with Frans Nambinga

from 13.30 o’clock Public Gallery Walk

The event takes place at the Havana Art Training School (ATS), corner of Madagacar and Zambia Street, Havana, Windhoek, from 08h00 to 14h30 on Saturday, 28th September 2019. Attached you find detailed information and a map to the ATS.

 

For more information:

Tel: +264 61 41 7525
E-mail: johanna@fesmedia.org

fesmedia Africa
Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung

95 John Meinert Street
P.O. Box 23652
Windhoek, Namibia

+264-61-417500
info(at)fesmedia.org


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