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Monday, July 16, 2007

Aussie academic promotes Freedom of Information in Cambodia

Short posts, on holidays.

While I'm on holidays and not asking for any sympathy, spare a thought for Rick Snell, one of Australia's foremost FOI academics who is engaged on a seven week consultancy in Cambodia to help draft a policy paper on Freedom of Information. You can read the details on Rick's blog. This was always going to be a tough gig, but I imagine even Rick was surprised to be on the receiving end of a two hour lecture from a government minister about why Cambodia doesn't need freedom of information, and to be told by the Minister for Defence that copies of legislation that stand in the way of disclosure of information couldn't be made available to him.

Keep your spirits up Rick.

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