Promoting good governance through freedom of access to information and cersorship to information
Miyanda, Munzya, Eness
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Information providing institutions have a national role to play in promoting democracy and good governance in their countries by ensuring that there is effective free flow of information and knowledge between the government and its people.Freedom of access to information is not only a fundamental right but also a means to power because on one hand, it enables individuals and institutions to make appropriate choices and to meaningfully particpate in the decision making processess. On the other hand, it ensures transparency,reduced corruption and accountability of government institutions thereby promoting democracy and good governance.However, as much as people have the right to information,some information can bring about insecurity and instability in the country.Information providing institutions therefore have a duty to also censor information to ensure that apparopriate and unbiased information that would promote security,peace and ultimately good governance in the country reaches the public.
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