Year each country passed FOI laws
Sweden1766
Finland1951
United States1966
France1978
Australia1982
New Zealand1982
Canada1983
Colombia1985
Austria1987
Denmark1987
Italy1990
Netherlands1991
Belgium1994
Belize1994
Iceland1996
Lithuania1996
South Korea1996
Ireland1997
Thailand1997
Uzbekistan1997
Israel1998
Latvia1998
Albania1999
Czech Republic1999
Georgia1999
Greece1999
Japan1999
Liechtenstein1999
Trinidad1999
Bosnia & Herzegovina2000
Bulgaria2000
Estonia2000
Moldova2000
Slovakia2000
South Africa2000
United Kingdom2000
Poland2001
Romania2001
Angola2002
Jamaica2002
Mexico2002
Pakistan2002
Panama2002
Tajikistan2002
Zimbabwe2002
Armenia2003
Croatia2003
Kosovo2003
Peru2003
St Vincent & Grenadines2003
Serbia2003
Slovenia2003
Turkey2003
Antigua2004
Argentina2004
Dominican Republic2004
Ecuador2004
Switzerland2004
Azerbaijan2005
Germany2005
India2005
Montenegro2005
Taiwan2005
Uganda2005
Honduras2006
Macedonia2006
Norway2006
China2007
Jordan2007
Kyrgyzstan2007
Nepal2007
Nicaragua2007
Portugal2007
Bangladesh2008
Chile2008
Ethiopia2008
Guatemala2008
Uruguay2008
Cook Islands2009
Iran2009
Russia2009
Guinea2010
Indonesia2010
Liberia2010
Brazil2011
El Salvador2011
Hungary2011
Malta2011
Mongolia2011
Niger2011
Nigeria2011
Tunisia2011
Ukraine2011
Yemen2012
Guyana2013
Ivory Coast2013
Rwanda2013
Sierra Leone2013
South Sudan2013
Spain2013
Afghanistan2014
Maldives2014
Mozambique2014
Paraguay2014
Burkina Faso2015
Kazakhstan2015
Sudan2015
Kenya2016
Philippines2016
Sri Lanka2016
Tanzania2016
Togo2016
Vietnam2016
Vanuatu2016
Malawi2016
June 2016 Source: Freedominfo.org Created by Alastair Otter