Tuesday, May 10, 2005

Article 19 Reports on Freedom of Information in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia

From freedominfo.org
A report from London-based NGO Article 19 on freedom of information legislation and its impact on the news media in Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia, finds that problems with implementation, state secrets legislation, and a Soviet-style predilection for excessive secrecy have created "the environment for arbitrary refusals, manipulation of information, and, in extreme cases, even release of false information by officials.

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