VANUATU: Media in uncharted territory with FOI law now in force
Thursday, February 9, 2017
MELBOURNE (Radio Australia's Pacific Beat/Pacific Media Watch): Journalists in Vanuatu are already preparing to make Freedom of Information requests to test the governments new law.
David Robie is a professor of journalism at Auckland University of Technology and director of the Pacific Media Centre.
He says the new Right to Information (RTI) law is a step in the right direction and a boost for freedom of information across the Pacific, but it will also take a change in mindset from government officials to make sure the FOI requests are taken seriously.
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