Who We Are
The Working Group (WG) of the campaign for an African Platform on Access to Information (APAI) is a network of civil society organisations that are working on the promotion of access to information in Africa. A working group, made up of nine organisations, was set up in 2009 to develop a platform for joint activities that would lead to:   
  1. The adoption of a comprehensive instrument, which would advance the right of access to information in all its dimensions, regionally and internationally.

  2. The recognition of 28 September as International Access to Information Day to serve as an annual event to combine forces in multi-stakeholder advocacy actions.        

In September 2011, the APAI Declaration, a regional instrument elaborating the right of access to information within a regional context,  was adopted.  In November 2015, UNESCO adopted a resolution declaring 28 September of every year as International Day on Universal Access to Information. Read more here.    
The organisationations that form the APAI WG are:

  • - Africa Freedom of Information Centre (AFIC)
  • - Article 19 (East and West Africa)

  • - Federation of African Journalists (FAJ)

  • - Highway Africa

  • - Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA)

  • - Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA)

  • - Media Rights Agenda (MRA)

  • - Open Democracy Advice Centre (ODAC)

  • - The African Editors' Forum (TAEF)            

  • 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