Punjab Transparency and Right to Information Act 2013 has immense potential to be used as a tool for investigative reporting. With the enactment of this law, journalists in Punjab for the first time have legislative framework under which they can have access to certified information from public bodies. In fact, some journalists have already started using this law for investigative reporting and have contributed excellent stories to their newspapers. The fact that this law has certain elements that render this piece of legislation a very potent investigative tool makes it all the more important for journalists and media organizations to improve their understanding about this law. Centre for Peace and Development Initiatives, (CPDI) not only imparts training to the journalists on the use of RTI laws for investigative reporting but also provides sustained follow-up support. CPDI RTI Helpline facilitates journalists in drafting right to information requests under right to information laws and already many journalists are benefiting from this service. It is in this context that CPDI, as a part of its efforts to strengthen investigative journalism in the country, will be holding 2-day training for journalists on December 17-18, 2015 at Pak Continental Hotel, Islamabad.
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