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Access to information remains patchy, says AJI

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Jakarta   /   Fri, April 26, 2019   /  08:42 am
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Law No. 14/2008 on public information requires public institutions, including governmental bodies and state enterprises, to disclose information and data to the public. (Shutterstock/File)

Almost a decade after its legislation, the Public Information Law is still being poorly implemented, a study by the Alliance of Independent Journalists (AJI) suggests. Law No. 14/2008 on public information requires public institutions, including governmental bodies and state enterprises, to disclose information and data to the public. "We have the regulation. However, its implementation remains patchy. For example, it takes a long time for journalists to obtain data from institutions. It may take up to 30 days or more," the AJI’s chairman, Abdul Manan, said in Jakarta on Wednesday. The AJI noted that ensuring transparency and accountability of public institutions remained a challenging task -- a conclusion made based on its study of 12 public institutions, including the Education and Culture Ministry, Law and Human Rights Ministry, Corruption Eradication Commissi...