Access to Information Network (ATIN)
The Access to Information Network is a network of public interest, journalist, media, advocacy and civil society organizations that have come together on the issue of right to information. The network members have included to their programs and advocacy greater government transparency through the right to information. ATIN hopes to coordinate the efforts of these various groups to fight for better public assess to official information and for increased awareness regarding this right. ATIN’s advocacy work stands on two pillars. One, ATIN is committed to build greater public awareness of the right to information. Public awareness is crucial so that the public can actively claim the right to information and be on guard against any undue limitations of this right. Two, ATIN has taken on the challenge of helping draft a bill on access to official information. This draft has gone through a long process of policy analysis and consultation, and draws from the concrete experience of information users.
ATIN members include: Action for Economic Reform, Center for Community Journalism and Development, Center for Media Freedom and Responsibility, Kaisahan, Legal Rights and Natural Resources Center-Kasama sa Kalikasan, National Institute for Policy Studies, pagbabago@pilipinas Foundation, Inc., Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism, PRESS, Transparency and Accountability Network, Womenlead, and Women’s Legal Bureau.