Cyprus must improve access to information law

The European Federation of Journalists (EFJ), European organisation of the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ), has joined Access Info Europe (AIE) in calling the Cypriot Government to improve its draft access to information law in order to meet international transparency standard.

According to the global Right to Info Rating, the Republic of Cyprus freedom of information bill is set to become one of the worst in Europe.

Access Info Europe (AIE) and the Centre for Law and Democracy (CLD) studied the draft text using the 61 indicators of the Right to Information Rating and found that Cyprus scores a dismal 57 points (out of 150) which positions itself near the buttom of the rank at 97 (out of 102 countries globally).

Read the full statement at the EFJ's site.