Case Studies DVD

The PAIA: Case Studies from Civil Society DVD is an interactive training tool which outlines the key issues around the Promotion of Access to Information Act 2 of 2000 (PAIA). It is envisioned that this DVD will be used by organisations and individuals to learn about PAIA and facilitate the training of others in the use of PAIA. By showing how citizens have interacted with PAIA, the DVD brings to life the reality and possibility of PAIA being used as a strategic advocacy tool.

DVD Guide has been developed to accompany the DVD. The Guide provides suggestions as to how the DVD can be used during training. Within each segment a summary of the issues discussed in the relevant section of the DVD is given so that you can determine at a glance what segments may be relevant at different points of your training. Each segment then includes two suggested approaches on how to use that segment in training: the first centres on the main theme of each segment and the second relates the segment directly to the PAIA Workshop Guide and PAIA Resource Kit.

The PAIA DVD will be a useful learning instrument and will work alongside the PAIA Workshop Guide and the PAIA Resource Kit to create a comprehensive package of educational tools on how to use PAIA. Copies of the DVD, the DVD Guide, the Workshop Guide and the Resource Kit have been distributed to civil society organisations, universities and other persons and organisations working in the access to information field. If you would like to order a pack of the materials you can send an email, with all relevant details, to the Freedom of Information Programme.

The DVD consists of the following case studies:
Segment 1 - The Right to Know
Segment 2 - Making Power Accountable
Segment 3 - The Cost of Access
Segment 4 - Mining Information
Segment 5 - For the People?
Segment 6 - Speaking Out
Segment 7 - PAIA and the Media
Segment 8 - Building a Democracy

Download PAIA: Case Studies from Civil Society DVD Guide

The DVD and Guide were made possible by the generous funding of the Claude Leon Foundation and the Open Society Foundation for South Africa.