The African Platform on Access to Information (APAI) Declaration was adopted at the Pan African Conference on Access to Information (PACAI) on 19 September 2011, held in Cape Town, South Africa, upon a motion for adoption moved by Advocate Pansy Tlakula, Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression and Access to Information of the African Commission on Human and People’s Rights and seconded by Honourable Norris Tweah, Deputy Minister of Information, Culture and Tourism for the Republic of Liberia.

The document lists a number of key principles intended to advance the right to access to information in all its dimensions, nationally, regionally, and internationally, and represents the first declaration on access to information on the African continent.
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  • The New Partnership for Africa's Development
  • Open Society Initiative of Southern Africa
  • Free Press Unlimited
  • Google
  • Nation Media Group
  • Reportrar Utan Gränser
  • Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights
  • UNESCO with the support of the Communication and Information Sector
  • Freedom House
  • fesmedia Africa
  • Declaration of Table Mountain
  • African Media Initiative
  • African Union Commission
  • Open Society Foundation for South Africa