Newsletter 142

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A newsletter containing news, views, articles, investigative stories in the field of

Right to Information

from

Around the World

Issue No: 142

E - Alert

Issue Date: 02-06-2017

 

 

Pakistan

'Enforce Right to Information Act'

The News International

Coalition on Right to Information, a consortium of 52 civil society groups has demanded the Punjab

 

Pakistan

Transparency Foul

The Nation

It was presented in the Senate this week and has since then been termed redundant by various activists.

 

Ireland

State faces 60m bill for public services cards by end of year

Irish Times

Records obtained under the Freedom of Information Act reveal the Government is examining other opportunities for the use of the card, including the ...

 

Pakistan

Right of Access to Information Bill 'restrictive, ineffective'

The Nation

However, citizens are unable to exercise this right in the absence of an effective federal right to information law. The CRTI presented its charter of ...

 

Pakistan

Punjab govt failed to appoint information commissioners: Expert

The Nation

He said the Punjab government had made a legislation on the Right to Information law and made a commission to protect the citizens' right to ...

 

India

BMC has spent 540 crore, but is yet to get land for 166 projects in Mumbai

Hindustan Times

Information accessed under the Right to Information (RTI) Act revealed that the collectors' offices -city and suburban - are yet to clear land ...

 

Pakistan

Reply sought in appointments case

The News International

... of the chief information commissioner had been lying vacant for two months in violation of Punjab Transparency and Right to Information Act, 2013.

 

Pakistan

A law that will ensure secrecy instead of transparency

The News International

ISLAMABAD: The newly-drafted Right to Information Bill tabled in the Senate defeats the purpose of its formation, thus, it turns out to be a great ...

 

Brazil

Brazil does not punish public servants who don't comply with access to information law, says Article ...

Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas (blog)

... Brazil are not punished, according to a recent report from Article 19 Brazil, an NGO that defends freedom of expression and the right to information.

 

India

RTI: Lawyer seeks info on judge's IQ

Times of India

Ahmedabad: In a weird request under the Right to Information Act (RTI), a lawyer has asked for details about the intelligence quotient (IQ) of a sitting ...

 

India

RTI activist alleges bungling in BRTS

NYOOOZ

Amritsar, May 23 A Right to Information (RTI) activist and a social worker, Suresh Kumar Sharma, alleged embezzlement of funds by officials of the ...

 

Pakistan

Legalising secrecy

DAWN.com

Both the PML-N and PPP had committed in the Charter of Democracy that an effective right to information law would be enacted and the Freedom of ...

 

India

Information Commission Backs Centre, Says Details of Naga Accord to Be Kept Secret in Public ...

The Wire

... emerged about the contents of the accord even a month later, Nayak filed an RTI application with the PMO under the Right to Information Act, 2005.

 

Malta

Planning Authority keeps chairman's new salary under wraps

MaltaToday

... executive chairman's new salary, instead forwarding this newspaper to make a Freedom of Information request - a lengthier approach to obtaining ...

 

UK

Surrey Police catches 58 drivers using phones behind the wheel in month after tougher ...

Get Surrey

Just 58 drivers were caught using their mobile phones in Surrey in March, a Freedom of Information request has revealed. This figure is dwarfed by the ...

 

Pakistan

Senate body approves Right To Information bill

The News International

ISLAMABAD: The Senate Standing Committee on Information and Broadcasting accorded approval to the Right to Information Bill 2017 Monday and ...

 

UK

At least one deer is killed every week on Surrey roads

Get Surrey

Thirty five deer died on four Surrey roads alone in 2016-17, according to data from a Freedom of Information request. Surrey's deadliest road is the M3 ...

 

Pakistan

RTI bill approved by Senate committee without taking suggestion from civil society: CPDI

The Nation

ISLAMABAD: The Senate Committee on Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage has approved right to information bill tabled by government ...

 

India

Haryana Assembly Corrects Speaker's Educational Qualification After RTI Highlights Discrepancy

The Wire

Through an application filed under the Right to Information Act 2005, advocate Hemant Kumar had sought information from the state public information ...

 

Sri Lanka

Appoint Information Officers as required by RTI Act: Commission

The Sunday Times Sri Lanka

The Right to Information Commission (RTIC) has called on Public Authorities (PA) who have yet to comply, to abide by the mandatory statutory duty, ...

 

Sri Lanka

Odisha activist in Limca Book of Records for receiving highest RTI replies

Odisha Sun Times

Akhand had filed a petition under the Right to Information Act, 2005 (RTI) with the Department of Posts, Govt of India on Jan 22, 2016 asking whether ...

 

India

4000 investors conned of 440 acres

Pune Mirror

Given the magnitude of the scam, right to information (RTI) activist Vijay Kumbhar filed an application against the company. According to his blog, the ...

 

 

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