Former South African president Zuma is trying to turn the contestation of a court hearing into an all-out war and chill those who pursue justice against him.
During the coronavirus pandemic, digitizing archives can help increase access. But in addition to the labour and financial costs, issues of privacy, copyright and resources need to be considered.
About half of environmental scientists working for government had been prohibited from communicating scientific information.
Children ask a lot of questions, but they’re not always good ones.
Cuba will not legalize same-sex marriage, as gay activists hoped. But its new constitution adds greater protections for LGBTQ people and for women, and gives Cubans the right to own private property.
As a Canadian federal election year dawns, an alternative approach to freedom-of-information legislation is an urgent need.
If access to information online becomes more difficult, then it will be the communities on the fringes that lose out.
Can open data change the world? We looked beyond the hype to find out.
A critical part of attaining universal health coverage is access to published research.
While some African countries have shown an improvement in press freedom and freedom of expression ratings, others, including South Africa, are seeing worrying trends and a drop in rankings.
The podcast has emerged as a promising medium for facilitating ongoing debate about issues that need more time than mainstream, profit-oriented media or the changing tides of hashtags might allow.
South Africans’ access to important knowledge and research is incredibly limited. In this time of Open Access, why is this the case – and will it ever change?
A lack of access to quality, peer-reviewed information can actually contribute to societal and educational inequality. How can Open Access help?