Media Toolkit for Trainers (Tool 4) : Access to Information and Security Sector Governance

Journalists and other members of the media often acknowledge the importance of strengthening their role in security sector governance. However, many media practitioners still face various obstacles and tend to encounter special challenges when reporting on security-related topics.

As a partial response to the challenges faced by journalists and other members of the media, the Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF) has produced this toolkit for trainers. While the toolkit has been developed in the Arab region and provides practical examples from this region, it has been designed to be used by media trainers in any region of the world.

Tool 4 aims to give participants a clear understanding of the objectives, principles and structure of access to information laws. The session also allows participants to better understand how to request access to information held by government bodies and how to deal with authorities’ denials to disclose information on grounds of national security.

For full access to Media Toolkit for Trainers (Tool 4) : Access to Information and Security Sector Governance, please follow the link.