Newsletter 141

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

Right to Information


Around the World

Issue No: 141

E - Alert

Issue Date: 17-05-2017




Journalists face restrictive access to government buildings

Dhaka Tribune

"Every citizen has a right to information from the Authority and the Authority shall on demand from a citizen be bound to provide information," the Right ...



Complaints at info commission on the rise

Dhaka Tribune

Ever since the Right to Information (RTI) Act was enacted, the Information Commission has been seeing a significant rise of complaints by those who ...



Zardari wants draft RTI law presented in parliament

The Express Tribune

ISLAMABAD: PPP Co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari on Tuesday urged the government to bring the draft Right to Information [RTI] law - agreed upon by all ...



PHC makes judges' salaries public

The News International

The applicant, Zahid Abdullah, a resident of Islamabad, filed an RTI request under the provision of KP Right to Information Act 2013 for making the ...



Call for effective implementation of right to information law

The News International

Veteran journalist and human rights activist Zubeida Mustafa said the Right to Information Act serves as a means of check and balance to keep the ...



Filing an FIR is no answer for a missing file; PIO should reconstruct the file, rules CIC


Neither lodging a first information report (FIR) with the police nor denying information to a citizen under Right to Information Act (RTI) under the pretext ...



Word power: An RTI query to BBMP hits the language barrier

Bangalore Mirror

Of all the excuses available to not provide information against an RTI (Right to Information) query, a public information officer at the Bruhat Bengaluru ...



A new breed of truth seekers

The Daily Star

There is a new breed of fans in South Asia: fans of the Right to Information (RTI) laws in our region. These are passionate, almost fanatical, RTI ...



Marriyum Aurangzeb presents 'Right to Information Bill, 2017' before Senate


ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Marriyum Aurangzeb on Monday laid before



How RTI changed the face of Investigative Journalism in India forever

The Siasat Daily

Shyamlal Yadav not only masters to use the Indian Right to Information law as powerful tool for his journalistic work, even more importantly, in his role ...



PTI seeks information about corruption allegations on Fawad Hassan

Pakistan Today

Therefore, she said that right to information law demands that the "unedited" version of this report must be made public. Andleeb requested that she ...



Central Government Owes Rs 451.75 Crore to Air India For VVIP Flights

Outlook India

... vice president and the prime minister, as well as special missions, according to the latest data provided under the Right To Information Act.



RTI rejection rate in most public sector banks increased in 2015-16

Hindustan Times

An analysis by a Delhi-based advocacy group of over 80,000 applications filed under the Right To Information Act with 24 major public sector ...


Sri Lanka

ETCA will destroy Sri Lanka's IT sector- Lasantha Wickramasinghe


... measures to legalize its lack of transparency by excluding the Right to Know about international trade agreements by its Right to Information Bill.



Number of FOIA Requests Reaches Record High

Secrecy News (blog)

Federal government agencies received more Freedom of Information Act requests last year than ever before, the Justice Department reported last ...



IHC seeks details of civil servants working in IFIs

The Nation

He adopted that this is his right to know under the Right to Information Law. The petitioner who is Pakistani and Belgium national stated that on ...



PTI seeks info on 'misuse of PM Office by Maryam Nawaz'

The Nation

... is addressed to the principal secretary of the Prime Minister's Secretariat seeking information under the Freedom of Information Ordinance 2002.



Police Scotland refuse to reveal the identity of a paedophile handed rare legal order despite case ...

The Scottish Sun

But when Police Scotland were asked to reveal the detailed terms of the order under Freedom of Information rules, they refused and declined to ...



GOP Chairman Tells Agencies What to Release in FOIA Requests

New York Times

"All such documents and communications constitute congressional records not 'agency records' for purposes of the Freedom of Information Act, and ...



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