NationStates Jolt Archive


03-04-2004, 15:52
Lancamore implores the Delegates gathered here to look this Proposal over and support it with a vote.

The Freedom to Information Act currently resides on Page 3 of the Proposal List. To find it, search "Information"

As of now, 65 Delegates have voted their support for this proposal. Please, aid them in their effort to get this proposal up for a vote.
Thank you Delegates for your support

Freedom to Information Act
A resolution to improve worldwide human and civil rights.

Category: Human Rights Strength: Significant Proposed by: Lancamore

Wheras, opressive and unjust Governments of the World often deprive their citizens of information as a way of opressing them further,

Wheras, propaganda, often made up of lies and false information, is widespread throughout the World, and

Wheras, people without a complete and accurate picture of the world around them are unable to make informed and proper choices,

Be it hereby Resolved that
1) No Government shall withhold basic information from its citizens.
2) No Government shall deny its citizens access to such information through the media or otherwise.
3) No Government shall spread false information to further its own cause or damage the reputation of an institution, person, or cause.
03-04-2004, 19:55
What would be the sanctions for violating this edict?
03-04-2004, 20:05
What precisely would 'basic information' consist of? Without a definition this is so open to interpretation as to be meaningless.
03-04-2004, 21:36
I believe that sanctions should not be dictated by resolutions. Every situation is unique, and so the Assembly would (in theory) decide how to react to a violation.

Others have mentioned the lack of definition for basic information, and I aknowledge that it is a shortcoming in the proposal. If the proposal does not pass on to the general vote, I will revise it and better explain "general information"

Thank you both for your criticism and suggestions!

Luke Beland
Patriarch of Lancamore
05-04-2004, 19:34
Today is the Last Day to vote!