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From Civil Servant to Global Advocate

Aruna RoyandStephanie Bluma|

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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 Right to Information 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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Gladys Estela Riveros Rojas Reply

Los ciudadanos armados con información pueden participar en la toma de decisiones.
Los ciudadanos de un pueblo tiene derecho y obligación de informarse de manera eficaz y eficiente a fin de velar por el buen manejo de los bienes del estado.

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