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Help AIP Raise Funds for the 16th Right to Know Day!
25.07.2018

The Access to Information Programme is launching a fundraising campaign to support the organization and holding of the 16th Right to Know Day Awards Ceremony in Bulgaria on September 28, 2018.

This is the Freedom of Information Champions Day in Bulgaria - the climax in the national campaign for encouraging the exercise of the right to information and pushing for enhanced government transparency and accountability.


Everyone can contribute via the Indiegogo platform or to the AIP bank accounts till September 10, 2018.


The Right to Know Day was established in 2002 at an international conference in Sofia, Bulgaria and since then celebrated by thousands of Freedom of Information Advocates around the globe.

 

Due to its impact, 28 September was recently recognized by the UNESCO as the International Day for the Universal Access to Information. The Right to Know Day will be duly addressed by the European Commission in September 2017.

Being one of the founders of the Right to Know Day, for 16 years, the AIP holds the ceremony in Bulgaria.

 

At the Right to Know Day Awards Ceremony held on Sept. 28, the AIP gives the “Golden Key” awards to citizens, journalists, and NGOs, who have actively exercised their right of access to information and public bodies with excellent transparency practices. Institutions with bad transparency practices receive the “Padlock” anti-award.

 

The Right to Know Day is the strongest tool in the AIP campaign for encouraging the exercise of the right to information and pushing for enhanced government transparency and accountability. The annual media outreach is of dozens publications, radio and TV shows.

 

Help the AIP reach the goal of $ 5,000 to organize and hold the 15th Right to Know Day Awards Ceremony in Bulgaria on September 28 in support of its mission to assist the exercise of the right to information by monitoring legislation and implementation practices, participation in public and media debates, providing legal aid, and assisting litigation in courts, supporting journalistic investigations on topics of public interest, and by running raising awareness campaigns, and cooperating with national and international partners.

Everyone can contribute with a minimum of $ 5 or higher till September 10 by clicking on the

 

Every support matters!

 

You can select Anonymous if you do not want your name to be public in the supporters' list: https://igg.me/at/FOI-Champions-Day-Bulgaria



Or donate on the AIP bank accounts:


UniCredit Bulbank

7 Sveta Nedelya Sq.
1000 Sofia, Bulgaria

Account Holder: Access to Information Programme Foundation
Subject: 28 September 2018 Ceremony

BIC: UNCRBGSF

IBAN (BGN):
BG77
UNCR
7630
1022
5620
87
IBAN (EUR):
BG42
UNCR
7630
1422
5974
10
IBAN (USD):
BG95
UNCR
7630
1122
5918
49

 

 

We need your support to:

  • Run the Right to Know Day nominations campaign dozens of nominations are collected in six categories, each being a unique story how the right to information is exercised in public good. All cases are available at: http://www.righttoknowday.net/nominations/2018/.
  • Make the Golden Key, Padlock, and Tied Key Awards - the Golden Key  has become a legitimate symbol of freedom of information, creating a competition for its win.
  • Organize and hold the 16th Right to Know Day Awards Ceremonythe event is a celebration of dozens of advocates for freedom of information, exchange of ideas, outline strategies.
  • Run the media and public campaign – the nominations, the Awards Ceremony on 28 Sept, the awardees are accompanied by intensive public campaign and attract immense media coverage providing for the visibility and impact of the Right to Know Day Campaign in Bulgaria.

 

28 September – International Right To Know Day
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