Show simple item record Mutula, S.M. 2010-02-17T13:38:08Z 2010-02-17T13:38:08Z 2006
dc.identifier.citation Mutula, S.M. (2006) Freedom of information in the SADC region: implications for development and human rights, Library Review, Vol. 55, No.7, pp 440-449 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0024-2535
dc.description.abstract Abstract Purpose – To argue that developing countries in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region should embrace the concept of freedom of information to enable better human rights and economic development. Design/methodology/approach – The paper reviews the current situation through discussion of current legislation and proposed policies. Findings – Whereas several theories abound as to why there has been little development in sub- Saharan Africa, this paper discusses the status of freedom of information legislations within the SADC region and the implications for accountability and transparency in the management of public resources. Research limitations/implications – The paper suggests the importance of further research into the importance of freedom of information legislation for economic and human rights development. Practical implications – The paper has practical implication for those considering the potential of freedom of information legislation in developing countries. Originality/value – Freedom of information has largely taken a back seat amidst several social, economic and political reforms that have been instituted collectively or by individual countries. It is the view of this paper that freedom of information provides an important link for the economic, social and political reform initiatives en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Emerald en_US
dc.subject Human rights, Freedom of information, Developing countries en_US
dc.title Freedom of information in the SADC region: implications for development and human rights en_US

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