APAI Story

Access to Information: An enabling and fundamental human right

The African Platform on Access to Information (APAI) Campaign

Our Story

It started in Namibia’s capital Windhoek, eight years ago in 2009, with a meeting of like-minded organisations. Advocates passionate about media freedom and democratic development in Africa, came together to plan the celebration of the 20th anniversary of the Windhoek Declaration. It continued with the successful implementation of an African conference which would kick off a powerful on-going African campaign.


Advocacy Timeline

28 September, originally called Right to Know day, has been celebrated globally since 2002 as result of a conference of international freedom of information experts establishing a coalition of advocates -FOAInet, held from 26 to 28 September, 2002 in Sofia, Bulgaria.


Read APAI Declaration here

African Platform on Access to Information
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Plateforme africaine sur l’accès à l’information
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المنهاج الأفرٌقً المعنً بالح صول ع لى ا لمعلومات

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Plataforma Africana para Acesso à Informação
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