International Right to Know Day is celebrated every year on September 28, the holiday is dedicated to the right of everyone to receive information from various sources on the Internet – social networks, blogs, online publications. Just imagine a world in which information is not available – it is doomed to extinction.
Knowledge is one of the main factors influencing thinking, self-expression and reasoning. We also make decisions based on the data received and the conclusions drawn. The holiday was first established by the UNESCO conference, which was held in 2002, many countries supported the initiative, and in 2019 the event received international status.
- The holiday appeared thanks to the efforts of African public organizations that fought for free and transparent access to information.
- Free access to information will allow citizens to control the work of government and state organizations, as well as the implementation of laws.
- International Right to Know Day makes the job of the media easier.
How to celebrate
Spend this day looking for information, the easiest way is the Internet, where you can find a lot of useful information on blogs and information sites. Become a source of information for someone – share the information received. Make blog entries if you don’t already have one, now is the time to start. Stay in the information field – read, watch, listen. The more information you absorb, the more success you will achieve. Reduce the amount of paper used, switch to electronic sources of information.
When is International Right to Know Day in 2022?
International Right to Know Day is observed on September 28 each year.