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The 18-minutes educational movie illustrates the stages in searching and obtaining information from public bodies under the procedures of the Bulgarian Access to Public Information Act (APIA).

It features cases of nongovernmental organizations and journalists who have used the procedures of the APIA, have filed requests to public bodies and have appealed access to information refusals in court.


Legal comments are made by the head of AIP legal team Alexander Kashumov. With the participation of AIP Executive Director Gergana Jouleva.

The movie is part of AIP permanent raising awareness campaign on the right of access to information.


“I have the right to know” is available with English subtitles on AIP Youtube channel:


The movie was produced by a team of AGITPROP Ltd. within the project “Enhancing the Capacity of Nongovernmental Organizations to Seek Public Information,” implemented by AIP with a grant under the NGO Programme in Bulgaria under the Financial Mechanism of the European Economic Area 2009 – 2014 (

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