Nov 8, 2012
Presentamos resultados de una investigación sobre la regulación de la consulta previa en el Ecuador

El día de ayer 7 de noviembre de 2012 realizamos un conversatorio sobre el estado de la consulta previa en el Ecuador, un derecho recogido por la Constitución y la legislación internacional que se encuentra entre los temas de política pública más controversiales de la actualidad. La reunión se realizó sobre la base de la presentación de los hallazgos de una investigación realizada por Patricia Carrión, abogada especializada en temas ambientales, de CEDA con el apoyo de The Access Initiative, el World Resources Institute, Libra Foundation y Corporación Participa de Chile.

Nov 5, 2012
Video Posted: Moving the Global Access to Information Agenda Forward

From October 22nd-25th, The Access Initiative hosted an international group of Thai and Indonesian civil society representatives, high level government officials, and legal aid groups as part of our Strengthening the Right to Information for People and the Environment (STRIPE) project.

Oct 14, 2012
DEFORESTATION AU BENIN
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Face à la situation désastreuse des forêts au Bénin l’ONG Nature Tropicale membre de la Coalition nationale TAI a donné une conférence de presse pour tirer sur la sonnette d’alarme.

Oct 3, 2012
TAI Secretariat Vacancy Announcement
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The World Resources Institute seeks an Associate/Senior Associate for The Access Team. The Access Team serves as the Global Secretariat for the Access Initiative (TAI). The Access Initiative is the world’s largest network of civil society organizations dedicated to ensuring that communities have the right and ability to influence decisions that affect the natural resource they depend on.

Oct 2, 2012
Partner Spotlight: Thailand Environment Institute
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TEI's Dr. Somrudee Nicro during a Rio+20 session. Photo credit: FGV Direito Rio

As part of the preparation for our 2012 Strengthening the Right to Information for People and the Environmental (STRIPE) US Study Tour, TAI is featuring our visiting partners from Indonesia and Thailand. This piece is in conversation with Dr. Somrudee Nicro of the Thailand Environment Institute. Please join us online on Thursday, Oct. 25th from 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm EST for our web cast seminar reflecting on the experience of the study tour and looking forward to the future ATI movement.

Oct 2, 2012
Partner Spotlight: Indonesian Center for Environmental Law
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ICEL's Dyah Paramita during Rio+20. Photo credit: FGV Direito Rio

As part of the preparation for our 2012 Strengthening the Right to Information for People and the Environmental (STRIPE) US Study Tour, TAI is featuring our visiting partners from Indonesia and Thailand. This piece is in conversation with Dyah Paramita of the Indonesian Center for Environmental Law. Please join us online on Thursday, Oct. 25th from 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm EST for our web cast seminar reflecting on the experience of the study tour and looking forward to the future ATI movement.

Oct 1, 2012
Why the green crowd should care about the Open Government Partnership
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Civil society reacts to a Rio+20 session. Flickr/Fora do Eixo

In the past year, I’ve had the pleasure of walking the halls at the launch of the Open Government Partnership last September at Google’s NY Headquarters and being in the negotiating room during Rio+20.

Sep 28, 2012
Can Access to Information Protect Communities from Pollution? A Lesson from Map Ta Phut, Thailand
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Thailand's Map Ta Phut Industrial Estate houses nearly 150 chemical plants, oil refineries, coal-fired power stations, and iron and steel facilities. Photo credit: WRI

Today is International Right to Know Day, a global initiative to share ideas and stories on right to information (RTI) laws and transparent governance. This blog post provides an inside look at how citizens from one Thai community are seeking access to information in order to protect themselves from environmental pollution.

Sep 28, 2012
Moving the Global Access to Information Agenda Forward
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The World Resources Institute, The Access Initiative, Indonesian Center for Environmental Law, and Thailand Environment Institute invite you to a web-cast seminar reflecting on the Strengthening the Right to Information for People and the Environment (STRIPE) project.

Sep 14, 2012
Indian Supreme Court ruling effects significant change in RTI law
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Delhi High Court. Flickr/ramesh_lalwani

The Supreme Court ruled Thursday to strengthen the ties of the judiciary in information commissions across India. According to the ruling, commissions must now operate in the form of two member benches – with one member having a legal background – and the leadership of the Central Information Commission must be filled by a retired High Court Chief Justice or Supreme Court Justice. Positions were previously held by bureaucrats.

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