Transparency: Information from 3 Perspectives


The Right to Information Regime The right to information is a human right as stated in Article 19 of the  Universal Declaration of Human Rights, adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on 10 December 1948. [1] Countries have ratified it in accordance with the dynamics of their internal conditions. In doing so, some have

Social Accountability and Open Government


Accountability In the Perspective of Social Relations The term accountability is semantically related to accountancy, otherwiseknown as bookkeeping (Boven, 2008). [1] The concept of accountability can be traced to the reign of William the Conqueror, beginning with the Norman conquest of England in 1066. In 1085, Wiliam ordered all landowners in his territory to calculate

Open Government Transparency, Participation and Collaboration


The idea of an “open government” has been an important issue in the United States ever since President Obama took office in 2008. In US history, the term “open government” was first coined in 1953 by Harrod Cross. Representing the coalition of newspaper editors known as the American Society of Newspaper Editors (ASNE), Cross utilised

Papua’s special autonomy funds (Dana Otsus) are not effective


Indonesian governments are urged to open up the disserted and isolated areas to address poverty in Papua. JAKARTA – Special Autonomy Fund (Dana Otsus) in Papua which has allocated by central government in the frame of State Budget (APBN) continue to be improved. However, the addition funds was not correlated with a decrease number and

Jakarta Zonder of Autonomy?


Jakarta as capital of Indonesia again has celebrated its birth of the four hundred and eighty sixth. It’s a relatively an old ages. Jakarta is the pride of Indonesia. This city has become a barometer of Indonesia development and progress. This anniversary of Jakarta is unique since it opened with flood problem that brought the