In an ocean of insolent, arbitrary and ignorant decisions, the Draft Law on Amendments to the Law on Free Access to Information prepared by the Ministry of Public Administration especially stood out, which was quite difficult in the Montenegrin public life.
Reading in disbelief from one article to another, we who have been working in this area for a long time could not believe that they ventured into such despotism. Almost all new articles of the Law are enabling public administration not to allow access to information. There are plenty of legal basis for refusal, plenty of basis for the interpretations whether the citizen has right to seek what he seeks, which motives and aims he has and whether it is or it is not useful what he seeks. Out of the 30 articles of the draft Law, we express our strongest opposition to as many as 26 proposed articles.
More on this issue you can check out in TV show ‘’Načisto’’ which was broadcasted on TV ‘’Vijesti’’.
Guests in the TV show were: Dina Bajramspahić (Institute Alternative), Danijela Nedeljković Vukčević (Ministry of Public Administration), Nikola Marković (daily newspaper ‘’Dan’’) and Biljana Božić (Agency for Personal Data Protection and Free Access to Information).