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

Right to Information


Around the World

Issue No: 157 E – Alert Issue Date: 30-03-2018

Unsanctioned guards being withdrawn from VIPs, police chief tells court
The News
“As per the information received from the provincial Police Department through the Right to Information Act, 2013 5,500 policemen are deployed for security of the VIPs instead of protecting the public.

During Sunshine Week, senators cite issues with FOIA request backlog
Federal News Radio
In order to improve the FOIA backlog at large agencies like DHS and the departments of State needs to take the lead on this effort..

Coalition to demonstrate over delayed passage of RTI Bill
The Right to Information Coalition is not happy with the repeated broken promises regarding the passage of the Freedom of Information Bill.       

Mystery of Lal Bahadur Shastri’s death deepens further with RTI reply
Times Now
After 52 years of the death of former Prime Minister of India Lal Bahadur Shastri, and Right To Information (RTI) reply addressing the cause of death..

Knowledge is deadly for Indian activists seeking to expose corruption
N World
India’s RTI Act, passed by parliament in 2005, allows citizens to access information about public projects, funding and governance in a bid to improve transparency and accountability…

Law firm at centre of Panama Papers leak to close down
The Irish Times
The firm said it had previously had a presence in more than 40 countries, with “more than 600 collaborators around the world..

Sunshine Week celebrates your right to access public records and information
The Hicksburg Post
As journalists, it is our responsibility to shine a light into the darkness of government and make certain the public continues to have access to government..

KP Law Dept opposes PTI MPA’s bill to change RTI Act
The News
The Law Department has voiced reservations over the bill seeking amendments to the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Right to Information Act 2013 aimed at..

India’s Right to Information in a mess
The Milli Gazette

Over the years the pendency of cases under Right to Information (RTI) Act has shown an upward trend with close to.

Transparency and Right to Information Program
Centre for Peace and Development Initiatives, Pakistan (CPDI-Pakistan)
Tel: +92 (0) 51-8312794, 8312795