14 November 2000


The Mauritian government has announced several new measures which will guarantee its citizens' access to information, reports the Media Institute for Southern Africa (MISA) based on reports from the PANA news agency.
On 2 November 2000, Deputy Prime Minister Paul Berenger announced that these measures will provide greater access to information concerning "the operations and functions of public authorities and access to official documents in the possession of such authorities."

The government will set up a Citizens Advice Bureau Network, through which citizens can request information, and an independent broadcasting authority to facilitate "greater access to information and wider means of expressing themselves on issues of public interest."

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