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Network of Defenders of the Right to Access Information

Centre for Democracy and Rule of Law invites new participants and continues to coordinate the Network of Defenders of the Right to Access Information, the aim of which is to guarantee legal protection of the right of everyone to access the information.

The creation and the development of the Network of Defenders of the Right to Access Information is an important step towards resolving the issue of access to information in Ukraine and providing proper judicial review of violations of the right to information. Within the Network, experienced lawyers and civic activists provides written and oral consultations as well as the judicial support of cases aiming at ensuring the right to access the information and protection of journalists.

Centre for Democracy and Rule of Law created and now is coordinating the Network of Defenders of the Right to Access Information. The organization provides constant communication of Network members maintaining their connections and coordinating the efforts. For this purpose, CEDEM moderates mailing list and a group on Facebook. Furthermore, CEDEM prepares regularly the informational materials on legal issues on access to information and spread it among the members of the Network.

From 2012 to 2016, six Forums of Defenders of the Right to Access Information took place in Kyiv. The purpose of the event was training and experience exchanging among the Network members. The Forum included theoretical sessions and practicums. Such a format of the event made it possible to improve both theoretical and practical background of the participants, as well as it provided the experience exchange among members and with the Forum organizers. Similar joint events in different formats are planned to be held in the future.

Centre for Democracy and Rule of Law collect work contacts of media lawyers and civic activists, specializing at access to public information and encourage its partners and media lawyers to join to the initiative. To become a member of the Network, the candidate should have an experience in the sphere of the protection of the right to access public information and should be ready to become active participant of the Network activities.

If you are interested in the opportunity to join the Network of Defenders of the Right to Access Information, please send an application and CV to k.burtnyk@cedem.org.ua marked “Application Network (Your surname)”.

For detailed information contact us by email info@medialaw.kiev.ua or call +38(044)3832044.

Network of Defenders of the Right to Access Information is supported by the International Media Support Project “Promotion of human rights & democracy and strengthening of media and civil society in Azerbaijan, Ukraine and Belarus” supported by the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

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