Estonia to clarify freedom of information laws

  • 1998-09-24
  • Denise Albrighton
TALLINN - Self-important officials, who arbitrarily deny citizens access to information, are set to become a thing of the past with the advent of a new draft bill on Freedom of Information. A working group, made up of representatives of the media and other interested organizations, met for the first time on Sept. 17, to discuss the drafting of a law on access to information. The group was formed after an initial draft law, compiled by the Ministry of Interior Affairs, was criticized for being too general and not providing a clear definition of what sort of information could not be revealed....
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