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Many of us who work to make governments more transparent and accountable happily celebrated this year’s International Right to Know Day. First established by freedom of information activists back in 2002 and formally recognized by UNESCO in 2015, this year’s celebration was filled with events all over the world promoting access to information and the need for open, democratic societies with full citizen empowerment and participation in government. But 15 years after the first celebration, we still have a long way to go—especially in making data accessible to our citizens who are fighting for a healthy environment and access to safe drinking water. A new report by World Resources Institu... Full story

18 February