Only an informed citizen can take informed decisions, and to this end on the 17th of November 2015 UNESCO declared this day the International Day for Universal Access to Information. Universal access means that everybody can access publicly available communication networks, facilities and services, which includes access to internet and other means and tools to collect information. To some this might be seem obvious and taken for granted, and yet there are still parts of the world where this is still a luxury or at least hindered, either by restrictive policies or lack of digital literacy skills, low education and lack of infrastructures. When a citizen knows how they are governed, only then can they make governments accountable, information means power, universal access to information is vital to sustainable, healthy and inclusive societies based on knowledge. Therefore, access to information is a fundamental right to seek, receive and impart information, inseparable from the right to freedom to expression.
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