The Right to Information in Times of Crisis: Access to Information, Saving Lives, Building Trust, Bringing Hope!

The publication, The Right to Information in Times of Crisis, part of UNESCO’s World Trends in Freedom of Expression and Media Development series, examines norms and principles concerning the right to information during public health crises, and highlights the importance of free access to information in mitigating the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. It also proposes a set of recommendations concerning the right to information in emergency situations. Public access to information serves public health and economic goals and should be seen as part of the response and not as an external burden.

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