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Freedom Of Information Network Launched

For the first time, Caribbean governments and civil society came together to discuss access to information and public participation in governance at a landmark conference here March 20-21.

At the close of the conference, a Caribbean network on freedom of information was launched to help “improve standards for access to information in the region”.

Conference participants included journalists, government officials, and environmentalists from 11 Caribbean countries, funded by the Commonwealth Foundation. Tribune columnist Larry Smith attended, but the Bahamas government declined to send a representative.

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