The UNESCO Tehran Cluster Office, the UNESCO Chair for Communication of Science and Technology, Allame Tabatabaei University and the Iranian National Commission for UNESCO cooperated to hold the “National Seminar on the Ecosystem of Universal Access to Information; Indicators and Infrastructure” on 14 October 2019, in Tehran.
The event served as a platform to raise awareness on citizens’ right for access to information and the need for paying special attention to the groups with special needs, on the necessity for transparency and how to manage conflict of interests in this field, in view of the current government initiative to regulate by law the access to information and rights and responsibilities of all the actors involved. This seminar was an important step to bring together experts from different disciplines such as health, culture, law, etc from civil society, academia, and government.
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