Newsletter 192

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

Right to Information

from

Around the World

Issue No: 192 E – Alert Issue Date: 11-11-2019
 

India

Modi govt sees RTI an obstacle to majotarian agenda: Sonia Gandhi

The Asian Age

Right to Information (RTI) as “an obstacle to enforcing their majoritarian agenda” and that the amendments to the Act enacted by it will ensure that…

Canada

Researcher threatened over access to information wins full costs

Ottawa Citizen

Ken Rubin has won the full amount of his legal costs after a company tried to sue him for filing a freedom of information request…

Myanmar

Our Right to Information Is Inseparable From Our Right to Expression

The Irrawaddy

Ahead of the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists on Nov. 2, it’s important to recognize the essential link between the right to freedom of expression and the right to information…

Transparency International

Using the right to information for investigative journalism in Bangladesh

Transparency International

One of his sources had told him about a counterfeiting scheme which had been making fake stamps for validating legal documents…

Zambia

Access to Information Bill will punish those publishing false information

Lusaka Times

Chief Government Spokesperson Dora Siliya has said that the Access to Information Bill once enacted will stiffen punishment for people who publish false information…

USA

Washington State Supreme Court rules that access to public records is not a vested right

Jurist

The Evergreen Freedom Foundation submitted a request for access to the records of individuals providing childcare for low-income families in early November, 2016…

UK

Officers not to blame for FOI failure

Times and Star UK

But councillor David Moore stressed that the failure was not the fault of hard-working officers but had more to do with the volume of requests…

Sierra Leone

Access to information regulations validated in Sierra Leone

Politico SL

Addressing a meeting of representatives of ministries, departments and agencies, civil society organizations, media, academics and the private sector operatives…

Australia

Your right to know, The battle to access your own personal information

The Age

Journalists chasing stories, politicians trying to dig up dirt on their rivals or community groups fighting developments make up a tiny percentage of applicants…

UK

Oxford man uses Freedom of Information bid to challenge city council bus gate plan

Oxford Mail UK

Under the Freedom of Information Act, residents have a right to request any recorded information held by a public authority, such as a government department or local counci006Cx…

Pakistan

Paris Peace Forum, KP govt RTI delegation leaves for France

The News International

A delegation of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government is leaving for France today (Sunday) to present the first-ever Right to Information (RTI) Assessment Methodology Project…

Austria, European Union

GDPR versus PSD II – right of access to information versus charges for information

Lexology

In a recent decision,(1) the Federal Administrative Court confirmed that a credit institution had violated its obligations under Article 15 of the EU Data Protection Regulation…


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