U.S. Embassy organizes discussion on access to public information

American journalist Elizabeth Bryant discussing with Abidjan participants during the DVC

As part of its activities to mark World Press Freedom Day, the U.S. Embassy in Abidjan partnered with the Ivoirian Female Journalists Network (REFJPCI) to organize a discussion on access to public information.

The discussion featured American journalist Elizabeth Bryant and the head of the Legal Affairs Department at the Ivoirian National Commission for Access to the Public Information and Documentation (CAIDP), Balle Brice N’Guessan.  Bryant, who spoke about the U.S. experience under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), encouraged the Ivoirian journalists to take the opportunity offered by the CAIDP to provide the public with accurate information.

The president of REFJPCI, Agnes Kraidy, indicated that access to public information is a right of all citizens to be informed about the management of government affairs.

Information Officer Elizabeth Ategou with the head of CAIDP Balle Brice N’Guessan and the president of REFJPCI Agnes Kraidy
Information Officer Elizabeth Ategou with the head of CAIDP Balle Brice N’Guessan and the president of REFJPCI Agnes Kraidy