Newsletter 115

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

Right to Information


Around the World

Issue No: 115

E - Alert

Issue Date: 27-01-2016




Sensitive Information Adequately Protected In Right To Information Bill 2014

Geo News, Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: Instead of tabling Right to Information Bill 2014 in the parliament which was approved by the Senate Committee on Information and ...



Bill Clinton's library to release 500 pages of info on Donald Trump

Daily Mail

The National Archives, which operates the 12-year-old library, is releasing the documents in response to a Freedom of Information request.



Toll records at Mumbai-Pune expressway under reported: RTI application

Daily News & Analysis

... Talegaon, Kusgaon and Shedung toll points," said Sanjay Shirodkar, who got the information under the Right to Information (RTI) application.



Dementia sufferers face 'Russian roulette' at hospitals as thousands are discharged in middle of night

He wrote in the report: "Through Freedom of Information requests to hospitals and first-hand testimony collected from people with dementia, their ...



Nepal PM Says RTI is a Fundamental Feature of a Democracy

The New Indian Express

KATHMANDU: Nepal Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli has said that the 'Right to Information' is a fundamental feature of democracy and would ...



Freedom of Information request on PM's car receives partisan response about former government

Malta Independent Online

A Freedom of Information request filed by this paper asking how much the Prime Minister has been paid for the use of his personal car since the March ...



Civil servants are mentally working on Brexit plans to avoid FOI, says Gus O'Donnell

Civil servants will be secretly working on 'Brexit' plans but not writing them down to avoid having to reveal them under the Freedom of Information Act, ...



Freedom of Information request to publish schools' O-level tables, refused


In so doing, Cachia backed education minister Evarist Bartolo, who had twice rejected this newspaper's Freedom of Information request on the



Meet the heroic professor who helped uncover the Flint lead water crisis

Washington Post

He filed Freedom of Information Act requests for documents and e-mails of state and city officials to find out how much they knew and what they could ...



In 3 months, Delhi govt to accept RTI applications online

The Indian Express

As a part of its e-governance initiatives, the Delhi government will begin accepting online filing of Right to Information (RTI) applications within the next ...



Delhi Police Commissioner BS Bassi was shortlisted for the post of Information Commissioner

Economic Times

NEW DELHI: Outgoing Delhi Police Commissioner Bhim Sain Bassi was shortlisted by a top level government search committee for the post of an ...



Law students demand answer-sheets

The Hindu

... to the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) demanding the supply of answer-sheets to students under the Right to Information Act, 2005, ...



Jack Straw advised client how to avoid release of emails under FOI

Jack Straw, a member of the five-strong panel reviewing the Freedom of Information Act, advised a paying client how to avoid the release of ...



Revenge porn: Hundreds of images of children shared on Facebook and Instagram

The Independent

... which have been shared on the internet without consent, according to the response to a Freedom of Information request issued by the Telegraph.



Social Protection receives 16456 suspected fraud tip-offs

Irish Times

The figures were released by the department in response to a request for access to records under the Freedom of Information Act. A statement from the ...



Akhilesh's bollywood bonanza: Tax cut leads to Rs 14-cr loss

The Indian Express

According to the information obtained by The Indian Express under the Right To Information Act, two more films this month have been exempted from ...



At least 200 children, some as young as 11, have been victims of 'revenge porn' in past nine months

The true scale of the problem, which has been revealed for the first time in a series of Freedom of Information requests by The Telegraph, comes



"Illegal" sand mining is rampant on common village and government land in South Gujarat, reveals ...


A recent reply to a Right to Information (RTI) plea suggests that the Gujarat government has refused to comply by a Supreme Court direction



Nobody's house that is everybody's

Calcutta Telegraph

But even the Centre appears clueless who has the rights to the Lutyens Delhi mansion, as reflected in its response to a Right to Information query from ...



US air crews involved in friendly-fire deaths of four British soldiers 'had different maps'

An internal review of the Army's 13-year war in Afghanistan, released under freedom of information laws, suggested that “a lack of common mapping” ...



RTI bill to be re-evaluated as per new security dynamics

Pakistan Observer

Monday, January 18, 2016 - Islamabad—Federal Government has constituted a committee to re-evaluate purview of the Federal Right to Information ...



Out of her depth: Environmental science grad appointed as chemistry lecturer

The Express Tribune

The appointment was uncovered following a complaint submitted to the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Right to Information (RTI) office by a resident of ...



Hundreds of children arrested for crimes such as rape, assault, arson and fraud

Two accepted cautions for rape, while four went to court, according to the figures supplied by police forces under Freedom of Information laws.



Chauffeur-Driven Cars Carried Only Ministerial Papers Around 2000 Times Despite 'Red Box ...

Huffington Post UK

A Freedom of Information request tabled by The Huffington Post UK has revealed the full extent of the practice of using taxpayer-funded vehicles



Necessary modifications: 'Changes in RTI law key for effective implementation'

The Express Tribune

CGPA, in a press statement, noted the K-P Right to Information legislation was one of a kind and stood among the best laws in the world. However ...



Mumbai man claims custody of Rs 500 crore Wipro shares

The Indian Express

Baksh told The Indian Express that the office of the Custodian of Enemy Property has declined his Right to Information (RTI) application seeking



Institutions Funded By Punjab Govt Claim Immunity From RTI Law

Geo News, Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: A number of government-funded institutions are claiming immunity from the Punjab's Right to Information (RTI) law to avoid public ...




New US freedom of information law aimed at fixing 'broken' system

The Register

An effort to expand and simplify the "broken" freedom of information requests system in America has passed the US House of Representatives



How To Remain Anonymous If You Win The $1.5 Billion Powerball Lottery


State lottery commissions are state agencies, and as such, all of their records are subject to the Freedom of Information Act, which makes it easy for a ...



Techie uses RTI Act to expose cops of kidnapping, extortion

Pune Mirror

Atechie used the Right to Information (RTI) Act to expose officials of the Karnataka police and even managed to secure acourt order charging three ...



Ensuring transparency: Civil society urges government pass Right to Information Bill

The Express Tribune

KARACHI: The Coalition on Transparency and Access to Information (C-TAI) undertook yet another attempt to convince the government to pass the ...



5 children die every month due to HIV

The Asian Age

A Right to Information (RTI) application filed by The Asian Age has revealed these statistics. Mr Tamang said, “The government provides medicines for ...





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