Jul 29, 2008
LEAT featured by award-winning journalist Richard Mgamba

TAI Tanzania Partner Lawyers Environmental Action Team (LEAT) was featured in the winning Print General News category of the 2008 CNN and Multichoice African Journalist of the Year Awards. The article by Richard Mgamba of The Citizen newspaper focused on the Buzwagi Gold Mine in northwest Tanzania. The story was published on August 26, 2007.

The story may be found here:

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Jul 28, 2008
Freedom of Information and Environmental Protection in China

Note: The following is an excerpt from a story posted at the EarthTrends website.

Jul 24, 2008
TAI Thailand promoting access rights in Constitution and other Acts

Pro Public, the leader of the TAI Nepal Coalition, is looking for ways to influence the Constituent Assembly, the government body mandated to write the new constitution for the Republic of Nepal, in order to enshrine access into the highest law of the country. The Thailand Environment Institute (TEI), which carried out a similar, successful campaign in Thailand has this advice for Nepal (below the fold):

Jul 20, 2008
The Grass is going to be Greener this year!

The benefit of Right to Information and citizens’ participation in environmental issues is not just limited to NGO’s and citizens. It can also be of great help to government officers, especially to those trying to implement the law and Judgments of Court but who face resistance from other departments.

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