From Civil Servant to Global Advocate
The right to access information is a critical component of open government and democracy. Citizens armed with information can participate in decision-making. And they can make governments more efficient and accountable.
Aruna Roy has dedicated her entire life to ensuring citizens are empowered by public information. She is the founder of a non-party political organization that mobilizes collective action in order to secure the rights of the rural poor called MKSS.
In today’s episode Aruna tells us how she contributed to passing the The legal right to request information from the government allows the public to follow government decision-making, participate in ensuring better decisions, and hold the government accountable. Techni... Act in India and why her fight isn’t over.
- Guest: Aruna Roy, Chair of the National Federation of Indian Women and OGP Envoy
- Host: Stephanie Bluma, Chief Communications and Campaigns Officer, OGP
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