Addis Ababa September 29/2020 (ENA) Establishment of the Ombudsman has known as for the enhancement of institutional capability with the intention to guarantee entry to data.
Chief Ombudsman Endale Haile held press briefing right now in reference to the Worldwide Entry to Data Day that shall be celebrated on Thursday October 1,2020.
In the course of the press briefing, he stated institutional capability of organizations towards entry to data is at low degree within the nation, and must be enhanced.
“In our assessment many government institutions are very restrictive and do not allow the right to access of information. As a result, most of the media resort to sharing unreliable information to the public and even creating fake news,” he defined.
Entry to data is a proper acknowledged, however many establishments have limitations in implementing and understanding entry to data. That is creating hole in implementation.
He stated establishments must offered public relations departments with full data and construct their capability to brazenly cooperate with the media.
The chief famous that some media shops should not appropriately implementing and utilizing their freedom to entry data; and a few have even been deceptive the general public.
“We recommend the media and the institutions to integrate their efforts in accessing information because coordinating efforts is necessary to enhance capacity to information”, he defined.
In accordance with him, a panel on enhancing institutional capability of entry to data shall be held on the day.
Entry to Data Day is anticipated to be celebrated in Adama and authorities officers, members of Home of Individuals’s Representatives, and consultant of media establishments will participate within the celebration.