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Legal Resources

This section features laws and draft laws which, in their English translation, are not available elsewhere:

Mexico’s General Act of Transparency and Access to Public Information (English)

Draft Law of Kazakhstan on Information Access

May 2011 Version of Draft Tunisian Press Law (English) (Arabic)

July 2011 Version of Draft Tunisian Press Law (Arabic)

Draft Law of Mongolia on Information Transparency and Freedom of Information

Indonesia Press Law (English translation)

CLD’s report on the erosion of freedoms in Iraq involved an analysis of four draft laws and one recently enacted law:

Draft Law of Commission of Media and Communication

Draft Law of Political Parties

Draft Law of Freedom of Assembly, Expression, and Peaceful Protest

Draft Informatics Crimes Law

Journalists’ Protection Law

As part of CLD’s work in Egypt, our organisation has obtained English translations of several of Egyptian media laws:

Law No. 13 of 1979, Establishing the Egyptian Radio and Television Union (Amended: 1989)

Law No. 76 of 1970, Establishing the Journalist Syndicate

Law No. 93 of 1995, Amending the Journalist Syndicate Law and the Penal Code

Law No. 96 of 1996, Concerning the Regulation and Organization of Journalism and Press Functions

CLD has also worked on RTI in Egypt:

Click here for a translation of a draft RTI Law prepared by civil society

CLD prepared an English translation of Yemen’s newly passed RTI Law:

Click here for the translated RTI law

To facilitate of our legal analysis of the detention of Burmese journalist, the Democratic Voice of Burma provided us with English translations of the Burmese laws under which these journalists were charged:

Burmese Press Laws, and related laws used to target journalists

You can also find a comprehensive list of the RTI legislation that we used to compile our Global RTI Rating here.