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Mr. Dimitar Petsov from the city of Silistra was recognized with the Golden Key award at the 15th Right to Know Day Ceremony held in Sofia on 28 September 2017 for consistent and persistent use of the Access to Public Information Act (APIA).

The Executive Environment Agency should answer this question after the final court decision in October 2017 repealed the Agency’s refusal. The data was requested in March 2017 by the environmental association For the Earth – Access to Justice, as part of the national clean air campaign, run in partnership with Greenpeace – Bulgaria.

The Access to Information Programme held the 15th Right to Know Day Awards Ceremony on 28 September 2017. Nearly 100 FOI activists from Sofia and the country gathered at the Literature club Peroto (The Quill) in the National Palace of Culture – Sofia. Among the guests were partner NGOs, journalists, academia; officials from executive bodies and municipalities. The 2017 Right to Know Day Awards Jury selected the winners in six categories out of 45 nominations.

The Access to Information Programme (AIP) launches a number of events to mark the Right to Know Day on September 28, 2017 in Bulgaria - organizes the 15th Right to Know Day Awards Ceremony; launches the Access to Information in Bulgaria 2016 report in English; publishes visualized data on the implementation of the Access to Public Information Act in Bulgaria; releases a translation in Bulgarian of the Resolution on the Right of Access to Information and Accountability of Public Services adopted at the 10th ICIC held in Manchester, UK on 20 September 2017.

The Access to Information Programme is launching a fundraising campaign to support the organization and holding of the 15th Right to Know Day Awards Ceremony in Bulgaria.

Support the freedom of information cause in Bulgaria by helping us to raise the funds via the Indiegogo till September 14!

The Access to Information Programme (AIP) is preparing to hold the 15thRight to Know Day Awards Ceremony on September 28, 2017 in Bulgaria.  The 2017 RKD Awards Ceremony will be held on 28 September 2017 (Thursday) at 4:00 pm (EET) at the Literature Club Peroto (Sofia – National Palace of Culture).

28 September – International Right To Know Day
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