Alaveteli can help open up government in any country, in any language, and within any legislation
Hungarians have a right, enshrined in their law, to demand information from any tax-funded body. Ki Mit Tud (“Who Knows What?”) radically simplifies that process for the citizen.
Using the Alaveteli platform, Ki Mit Tud was launched in May 2012, and within its first year had processed over 1,000 freedom of information requests.
New Zealand’s public sector is reportedly among the least corrupt in the world. Nonetheless, Open New Zealand, the organisation behind FYI, believe that a Freedom of Information site can bring benefits.
Like all Alaveteli installs, FYI simplifies the whole process of submitting a request - and publishes requests and their responses online, for all to see.
AskTheEU doesn’t just cover one country: in theory, it serves over 500 million people: the whole of Europe.
AskTheEU processes requests for any of the European Union bodies, and the site is translated into several languages. It is run by Access Info Europe, in Madrid.
The NGO CentreUA launched Ukraine’s dostup.pravda in 2014, against the background of revolution and severe unrest in the country.
It very quickly amassed thousands of requests, providing a source of information for citizens in uncertain times. Under such circumstances, Alaveteli really comes into its own.
Infoprovsechny gives citizens of the Czech Republic easy access to their rights under the country's 1999 Freedom of Information Act.
Giving access to nearly 12,000 public authorities, the site has been instrumental in several high-profile TV news stories. It was started in 2012 with a grant from the Open Society Foundation.
Australia has had a Freedom of Information Act since 1982, which allows anyone, anywhere in the world to ask Australian public authorities for information in their custody.
In 2012 the OpenAustralia Foundation launched Right To Know to make the process of obtaining information under the Act easier, as historically the process has been too difficult and time consuming for ordinary citizens.
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