Newsletter 175

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

Right to Information


Around the World

Issue No: 175 E – Alert Issue Date: 21-01-2019


Access to information to help curb corruption: Danish

Pajhwok Afghan News
Vice-president Sarwar Danish on Sunday introduced new members to the Oversight Commission on Access to Information…



New Interior FOIA rule could make it harder to get public documents

The Hill
Interior Department rule could make it harder for news organizations and nonprofits to get public information from the government…



WSSP launches website to bolster digital presence

The News International

The Water and Sanitation Services Peshawar (WSSP) has launched own website to bolster digital presence…



MSPs to review Scotland’s Freedom of Information laws


The Scottish Parliament’s Public Audit and Post-Legislative Scrutiny Committee has agreed to examine the FOI Act 2002…



Complaints about under resourced FOI system spike by 72% in a single year

The Guardian

Complaints about Australia’s FOI system spiked by 72% in a single year, heaping further pressure on regulator…



Texans deserve access to info

Paris News

Police Department officer’s pursuit of a driver who sped off after the officer signaled him to stop ended when the driver crashed into some trees…



With election ahead, we need to make public records truly public

The Conversation

Citizens require access to public records in order to become properly informed about the activities of their government…



PM Modi fails to use MPLAD funds on villages adopted by him

National Herald

Prime Minister Narendra Modi had announced early last year with much fanfare that he had adopted a fourth village in his Varanasi Lok Sabha constituency for…



EU adviser sides with Google on ‘right to be forgotten’ dispute

The Telegraph

An advisor to the European Court of Justice has sided with Google in a dispute over the “right to be forgotten” rule….



Use of RTI in Bangladesh

The Dailystar

One way of observing the progress of the law in any country is to assess existing trends and the nature of its use…


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