27. January 2003: Letter to discussion group EFIL and Intl_FOIA:

In a seminar last summer lawmakers and journalist analysed the failure of the draft Freedom of Information law for Germany: http://www.message-online.de/4_02/42_cario.html

 
Some of the reasons for the failure were:
The lawmakers were honest enough to tell, that they will not try again, if there is not more interest and pressure from the public.
 
The Green Party increased its votes from 6,7 % to 8,6 in last autumns election. It seems this kept Freedom of Information on the agenda.
 
Will the international community be silent about this development?
 
I am waiting for the results of my petitions to the European parliament http://home.broadpark.no/~wkeim/petition_eu.htm
and German parliament: http://home.broadpark.no/~wkeim/petition_ifg.htm. Meanwhile I am drafting a letter to the Chancellor of Germany:
http://home.broadpark.no/~wkeim/files/kanzler-en.htm who has the power to give guidelines.
 
Regards,
 
Walter Keim

Who is responsible for the lack of freedom of information:  http://home.broadpark.no/~wkeim/I_accuse.htm
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