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The right to have access to information means to me...

Marta Duran de Huerta, Mexico

In countries like Mexico with high levels of violence, it's crucial to know what has happened to those who have disappeared or died. Information is the essence of any truth commission. A well informed society is much more able to deal with any situation. Well informed citizens cannot easily be betrayed, and access to information is the first step in the fight against impunity.

The right to have access to information means to me...

Nhlanhla Ngwenya, Zimbabwe

Access to information is key to entrenching accountability and eliminating poverty. Internet development should not only be about connectivity but about access to useful content in as many languages as possible.

The right to have access to information means to me...

Tahmina Rahman, Bangladesh

The right to seek, access and receive information is a fundamental human right. It is important because it helps people to know what is happening in their society and about the actions of those in power. One cannot question what one does not know. In an increasingly networked world, expression has more power than ever. We must do everything to ensure that this is not endangered in any way.

The right to have access to information means to me...

Aubrey Chikungwa, Malawi

Access to information is a fundamental element of development. We cannot eradicate poverty without promoting access to information.

The right to have access to information means to me...

Suneel Malik, Pakistan

The right to information means having access to data or information about public and private organizations receiving public funding.

The right to have access to information means to me...

Monus Kaynat, Pakistan

The right to information is a fundamental human right. It empowers me to know what is happening behind the closed doors of government bodies.

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