Hungarian Students Blog on Freedom of Information Requests

Hungarian grassroots student union Hallgatói Hálózat (Student Network) started a blog that curates freedom of information requests related to higher education. The blog, titled Transparent Education, is using atlatszo.hu’s public freedom of information request service KiMitTud to track down the allegations of misuse of funds by university institutions or student governments. The blog’s author Dániel G. Szabó was the one who sued the Faculty of Law at ELTE University in order to publicize the information on the Faculty’s student government spendings. The aim of the blog is to promote the use of freedom of information requests, and to make the spending of public funds transparent at Hungarian colleges and universities.

This post was originally published in English on Global Voices Online.

Read this article in Hungarian here.