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Honduras: International Mission Publishes Report on Freedom of the Press


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Honduras: International Mission Publishes Report on Freedom of the Press

The overthrow of President Manuel Zelaya on 28 June 2009 by opposition members led by Roberto Micheletti caused the worst political crisis that Central America has experienced in years. Micheletti and his supporters accused Zelaya of trying to push through a constitutional change that would have allowed him to be re-elected for an extended term.


By Article 19, UK.


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Burma: Aung San Suu Kyi Calls Upcoming Elections Illegitimate


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Burma: Aung San Suu Kyi Calls Upcoming Elections Illegitimate

Suu Kyi, who remains under house arrest in Rangoon, was speaking this week through her lawyer, Nyan Win. She said that she was unwilling to engage in the election process because the rights to freedom of expression, freedom of information and freedom of association are consistently denied to Burmese citizens. According to Nyan Win: “‘If there is no freedom of information and freedom.


By Article 19, UK.


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Ghana: ARTICLE 19 Recommends Changes to Proposed Access to Information Law


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Ghana: ARTICLE 19 Recommends Changes to Proposed Access to Information Law

ARTICLE 19 commends the Government of Ghana for recognising the importance of the right to access information. The Draft Law, which has been tabled for adoption in Parliament, contains several positive features, including granting the right to access information to every person, without requiring a reason for information requests, and the crucial recognition of the public interest override. The Draft Law, however, suffers from long time-limits, unclear and broad exception clauses, and a lack of independent control over its implementation. In contradiction to international standards, private bodies are also not subject to this Law.


By Article 19, UK.


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