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Issue No: 164 E – Alert Issue Date: 18-07-2018

RTI activist, friend shot dead in Bihar
A Right to Information (RTI) activist and his friend were shot dead on Sunday by unidentified assailants in Bihar’s Jamu district, police said.

CPJ calls on Pakistan’s PM to protect press freedom ahead of elections
Journalist Gul Bukhari was abducted, Asad Kharal was attacked, a break-in robbery took place at..

Freedom of Information Bill Passes In Nevis
The Nevis Freedom of Information Bill, 2018, which was presented by Hon. Eric Evelyn, Minister of Information and Information Services, was passed unanimously..

How Well Do Local Officials Respond To FOI Requests?
The Economic Times
Overall, local agencies did a good job at providing public records.  But there is some bad news. 

Yendi: Forum On The Right To Information Bill Held
Modern Ghana
The effort was to create the needed awareness to ensure that effort being made to pass the bill was expedited.

Mechanism devised to assess RTI execution in Pakistan
The News
The first ever methodology has been developed to assess and evaluate the implementation of the Right to Information (RTI) law in the country..

RTI applicant declared ‘ineligible’, threatened with criminal action
The letter dated June 4, 2018, which came to light recently informs Irfan Janwekar, the RTI applicant, that he has been declared apatra

Three priorities at the open government partnership summit
Transparency International
Politicians understand the meaning of corruption, but do they understand the meaning of commitment? We have to work together to go beyond words..

Gov’t wants to restrict right to information beyond EU rules
The Daily Star
Nine years ago this month, the RTI Act 2009 of Bangladesh was born. It came at a time when the entire nation 

Transparency and Right to Information Program
Centre for Peace and Development Initiatives, Pakistan (CPDI-Pakistan)
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