Global Freedom of Expression


Massive Open Online Course on the Right of Access to Information

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    Access to Public Information

UNESCO and the Centre for Law and Democracy (CLD) have launched a massive open online course (MOOC) on Access to Information Laws and Policies and their Implementation.

The course is free for everyone, consists of 61 lessons, and takes only six hours to complete.

UNESCO and CLD welcome public officials, journalists, civil society representatives, students, and anyone else interested in the right of access to information (ATI) to join their training initiative.

Over its eight modules, the course covers the following:

  • international standards and practices for laws and implementation of ATI
  • ways to advocate for better ATI laws and their effective implementation in various countries
  • benefits of ATI for citizens and public authorities
  • strategies for officials to implement ATI successfully

The training modules offer reading materials, interactive games, quizzes, and videos from the world’s best transparency experts.

“After completing this course, participants should have a strong understanding of all of the key access to information concepts and tools,” says Toby Mendel, CLD’s Executive Director and one of the experts appearing in the training videos.

Don’t miss out! Join the course:

  1. Go to the MOOC’s page
  2. Click on “Enroll for free”
  3. Start the course and go through the modules at your own pace
  4. Receive a certificate of participation

Learn more about this UNESCO and CLD’s initiative here.