Opening session of International Conference on the Right to Public Information with former U.S. President Jimmy Carter, Bolivian Minister of the Presidency Juan Ramon Quintana, and Mali's Minister of Justice Muharafa Traor. The opening session is introduced by Laura Neuman, J.D., assistant director, Americas Program and Access to Information Project manager. Originally webcast live Feb. 27, 2008.
Learn more about the International conference on Right to Public Information here: http://www.cartercenter.org/peace/americas/ati_conference/right_to_public_information_conf.html
Since 1999, The Carter Center has supported the establishment of an access to information culture, beginning with a project in Jamaica that focused on ongoing legislative efforts to pass an access to information law. The Center's current project models itself on the success of its work in Jamaica, including promoting participatory lawmaking through informed debate and facilitating new partnerships between government and civil society. The project assists access to information initiatives throughout the world with particular emphasis on the Americas region and in the core countries of Jamaica, Bolivia, Nicaragua, and Mali.
Founded in 1982 by former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and former First Lady Rosalynn Carter in partnership with Emory University, The Carter Center is committed to advancing human rights and alleviating unnecessary human suffering. The Center wages peace, fights disease, and builds hope worldwide.
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