Wednesday, March 21, 2007

The history of FOI

Freedom of information has been recognized for 240 years. The world’s first FOI law was adopted in Sweden in 1766. Only four FOI laws have been adopted in the last 190 years. After the US adopted its FOI legislation in 1966, three in 1970s and five in 1980s followed the suit. The last sixteen years from 1990 to 2006 has been the most active period of countries adopting FOI laws, 21 and 38 in 1990s and 2000s (only 6 years) respectively Till now, there are about 71 countries with FOI legislation around the world."> " title="permanent link">#

1 comment:

HRE said...

can I have the full text?