Iran’s Publication and Free Access to Information Act gives Iranians the right to know information which affects their lives.
Iranian citizens can now request how officials are spending public money, operating public services, or making decisions. This could include knowing the safety of a local hospital or the environmental impact of a new building project. Iranians can now request any kind of information from any Iranian public bodies and private bodies which provide public services.
This factsheet gives step-by-step guidance on how Iranians can make information requests in Iran, covering:
- How Iranians can make a request using the governmental portal
- What types of information can be requested
- How long they can expect to wait for a response to their information request
- Exemptions in the law where information can be withheld.