Mozambique: Culture of Secrecy Frustrating Freedom of Information

Maputo — Mozambican civil society organisations have warned that a pervasive culture of secrecy in the Mozambican state is frustrating compliance with the law on freedom of information.

The law was passed six years ago, with the support of all three political forces in the Mozambican parliament, the Assembly of the Republic, but state bodies are dragging their feet in implementing the law.

The Centre for Communication Studies and Research (Sekelekani), the Mozambican chapter of the regional…

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