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Germany

 
07/01
2011

Associations unite to fight for easier wob

Three German organisations have written a new German wob - they call it the Citizen Information Law. The aim is to make wobbing easier.

Currently Germany has one general Freedom of Information Law (Informationsfreiheitsgesetz), one law on access to environmental information and one access to consumer information. Instead of a patchwork of laws, the three organisations behind have written one draft law merging them all.

"Journalists again and again bite on granite when addressing authorities," says Markus Grill from German association for research journalism, Netzwerk Recherche. "If journalists are rejected, how difficult must it be for ordinary citizens," he says.

 

The three organisations behind the law are Netzwerk Recherche, the German part of Greenpeace and the German Association for Freedom of Information.

 

Read the draft law

Read the main changes

 

 

 

 
 
 

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