Corruption in politics is the biggest obstacle to the public’s right to know, participants in Wednesday’s debate said.
The debate, organized by the CRTA NGO, was told by former Public Information Commissioner Rodoljub Sabic that Serbia corruption is a destructive process which has been holding the country back for decades. He warned that a draft law on free accesss to information will prevent the public from asking questions about state-owned companies once it is adopted.
Ana Toskic, executive director of the Partners for Democratic Changes organization, warned that Serbia has a very low level of protection of personal data and low awareness of the consequences of violations of the protection measures that do exist. “The punishment is so insignificant that there are virtually no consequences for the people breaking the law,” she said.