To celebrate the International Right to Know Day, Access to Information Programme organizes and holds the annual Right to Know Day Awards Ceremony on September 28 since 2003.
The 2016 RKD Awards Ceremony will be held on 28 September 2016 (Wednesday) at 16:00 pm (EET) in the Literature club "Peroto" at the National palace of Culture, Sofia, Bulgaria.
The Right to Know Day Awards Ceremony is nationwide and is the climax of the Right to Know Day campaign in Bulgaria.
At the Ceremony, four Golden Key awards are presented to a citizen, an NGO, and a journalist who has most actively exercised their right to information; and to the institution which has most efficiently organized the provision of public information and has developed positive practices.
To dishonor bad practices of not respecting the right of access to information,AIP gives an anti-award for the most non-transparent institution (“Padlock”) and an anti-award for a most absurd/funny administrative decision on an access to information request (“Tied Key”).
The winners in each category are selected by a jury.
Everyone can send a nomination through the special web site: http://www.righttoknowday.net/en.
Information about the past 13 Right to Know Day Awards Ceremonies, the awardees, videos, and pictires are available on the web site.
28 September is the day when the Freedom of Information Advocates Network was established in 2002 in Sofia, Bulgaria. AIP is one of the founders and active member of the FOIAnet.
The organization and holding of the 2013 Right to Know Day Awards ceremony is possible within the implementation of the project supported by a grant from the in Public LifeAmerica for Bulgaria Foundation.