Guy Freeman, 16th September 2015
Access Info Europe’s vision is that the right of access to information contributes to more open, participatory, just, and equal societies.
Our vision is that there exists in Europe an empowered and informed citizenry which makes use of and defends the right of access to information.
Our vision is also that there is full recognition of the public’s right to information as a fundamental human right by all relevant national and international bodies.
which you can read at access.gov.hk
Except when it's exempt. Clear?
The Code does not oblige departments to -
- acquire information not in their possession
- create a record which does not exist
- provide on request information which is already published, either free or at a charge, or
- provide information available through an existing charged service.
Written requests may be made by letter [...] and should be addressed to the Access to Information Officer of the department concerned.
That's a little too 19th-century for me.
Example: Banyan trees
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