CONFERENCE

Different Approaches to the Legislation, referred to the Access to Information

Sofia, 12-13 August 1998

 

Wednesday, 12 August

10.00 Opening of the Conference

        "Access to Information in USA and Great Britain"
        Panelist: James Hatcheson
        Participants:
                        Jane Pennfold, UK Embassy
                        David Haas, Indianapolis Star
                        Deen Cruckberg, University of South Iowa

        "Access to Information in Bulgaria today"
        Panelist: James Hatcheson
        Participants:
                        Nelly Ognyanova, Bulgarian Institute for Legal Development
                        Guergana Juleva, Program "Access to Information"
                        Alexander Kashamov, Program "Access to Information"

Thursday, 13 August
        "Access to Information Legislation in Bulgaria"

        "Discussion on Bills developed by the Bulgarian Institute for Legal Development and Program "Access to Information""

         Panelist: James Hatcheson
         Participants:
                        Nelly Ognyanova, Bulgarian Institute for Legal Development
                        Guergana Juleva, Program "Access to Information"
                        Alexander Kashamov, Program "Access to Information"

        Mrs. Ognyanova presented the milestones of the Draft of the Access to Information Act and those set out the discussion on the principles of the Access to Information Legislation in Bulgaria.

        "Practical issues, commercial secrets and privacy"

        "Legislation related to the Freedom of Information as a means for the battle with the corruption"

        Panelist: James Hatcheson
         Participants:
                        Nelly Ognyanova, Bulgarian Institute for Legal Development
                        Guergana Juleva, Program "Access to Information"
                        Alexander Kashamov, Program "Access to Information"
                        David Haas, Indianapolis Star
                        Deen Cruckberg, University of South Iowa