Newsletter-162

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

Right to Information

from

Around the World

Issue No: 162 E – Alert Issue Date: 14-06-2018
 

Pakistan
Malik Azam to be first Chief Information Commissioner
The Nation
Office of the Commission will be established in Islamabad and it will start working after issuing of formal notification. Through Right to Information Commission..

India
India’s government has decided against amending the Right To Information Act
Business Insider India
The central government has reportedly suspended plans to amend the act, after its proposed changes were met with a heavy backlash

Ireland
SAM: THE GOVERNMENT DOESN’T TAKE THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT SERIOUSLY
Dublin Inquirer
The department’s responses to that request over the months that followed led me to suspect that the government does not take that law seriously..

India
“RTI is a non-violent way of change”
Daily Mirror
Without information we humans, the most advanced species on Earth, would be handicapped. Information is everywhere…

Pakistan
Right of access to information is prerogative of everybody: Ali Zafar
Business Recorder
Right of access to information was the prerogative of every citizen and the government was bound to provide information in all matters of public importance…

India
Deliberately wrong RTI replies attract penalty, disciplinary action: Former CIC
Indian Express
Any Information Officer who willfully provides wrong or misleading information under the Right to Information (RTI)..

Pakistan
Ineffective RTI Law of Balochistan
Balochistan Voices
As per a Centre for Peace and Development Initiative (CPDI) survey the most robust RTI regime existed in Punjab, followed by Sindh, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan..

Ghana
RTI Action Campaign kicks against portions of Bill
Ghana News Agency
“That is why any good RTI law emphasises the principle of maximum and proactive disclosure. However, it is recognised that in certain circumstances..

Pakistan
Call for effective implementation of law on right to information
Dawn
The civil society activists on Thursday called for the effective implementation of the law on right to information to achieve..

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