In the framework of ECPPS' Program "Individual Freedom" and the center's work on the issue of freedom of press and media, as well as freedom of access to information, ECPPS held a public meeting entitled "Towards a Law that Guarantees Access to Information in Egypt", on Wednesday July 19th, 2017. ECPPS held the meeting to present the "Monthly Observation of Freedom of Media in Egypt (May 2017)", to discuss the situation of access to information in Egypt, and to present a comparison between access to information laws in different countries; all to ultimately reach recommendations regarding the recent access to information draft law. Speakers during the meetings were ECPPS' Researcher Ahmed Abo Elmagd (Individual Freedom and Rule of Law Programs), Journalist and Former Head of Press Syndicate Yehia Kallash, Head of Support for Information Technology Center Ahmed Kheir, and Legal Researcher at the Governance Center (Ministry of Planning Monitoring and Administrative Reform) Mohamed Habib.
The Egyptian Center for Public Policy Studies Principles
I – Individual Liberty
The first principle of Liberalism is that Man is born absolutely free, his one and only path to happiness is to live free, or as close as possible.
What we mean by freedom in this context is Individual Liberty, the opposite of servitude, i.e. freedom from restrictions imposed by another human being.