Newsletter 122

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

Right to Information


Around the World

Issue No: 122

E - Alert

Issue Date: 30-06-2016



Sri Lanka

Right to Information: A new journey begins

Sri Lanka Guardian

(June 25, 2016, Colombo, Sri Lanka Guardian) On June 24, 2016, Parliament unanimously adopted the Right to Information (RTI) law. This marks the ...



Encroachers will have to face severe penalties: GDA

Pakistan Observer

Right to Information unit has been established so that people will be able to get more information regarding the development projects from the officials.



Maharashtra lost 530 sq km green cover to government, private projects in 28 years

Times of India

... of forest cover to government and private projects in a period of 28 years from 1987 to 2015, a query under the Right to Information Act has revealed.



PIC summons university registrar on 27th

The News International

... University registrar on June 27 for violating the Right to Information Act and not sharing information to a complainant regarding recruitment of admin ...



Foreign policy briefing: PM summons all diplomats to Islamabad after Eid

The Express Tribune

The minister told the newly-elected CPNE panel that the draft of the Right to


Sri Lanka

Right to Information Bill passed

Ceylon Daily News

The Right to Information Bill was unanimously passed with amendments in Parliament yesterday. Mass Media and Parliamentary Reforms Minister ...



Commission directs Punjab govt to share info on Orange Line Project

The News International

“The amount to be spent on this project is a public money; hence, in view of Article 19-A read with Punjab Transparency and Right to Information ...



RTI act being used to harass government officials in Gujarat

Times of India

GANDHINAGAR: Government officials in Gujarat tasked with finding answers to Right To Information Act (RTI) queries filed by their fellow citizens, say ...



Police cover up escape of militants, criminals from Mardan Police Lines

The police, in a request under the Right to Information Act, sent through the inspector general of police on June 1, 2016, to seek details of the incident, ...



Public information: UET told to provide meeting record by July 5

The Express Tribune

The commissioner said the view of the respondents was not in line with the provisions of the Punjab Transparency and Right to Information Act 2013.




Greater Kashmir

In support of his contention, the petitioner produced a reply copy he had received through Right to Information Act as proof that the land in question is ...



'Insidious' tech firms must protect children online, says campaigner

The Guardian

Out of 44 police forces, 38 responded to a freedom of information request that revealed 3,186 recorded sexual crimes against children in which the ...



Delhi University rejects another RTI query over PM Modi's degree

Daily News & Analysis

The University of Delhi has once again rejected right to information (RTI) query seeking details about Prime Minister Narendra Modi's degree.



Netanyahu's Household Expenses in 2014: 2 Million Shekels, Paid for by Taxpayers


Freedom of Information request reveals invoices from Netanyahu's state and private residences: 1,400 shekels a day for cleaning, nearly 60,000 for ...



State agency withholds trove of prison records — from basic info to overdose video

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Bill Lueders, the president of the Wisconsin Freedom of Information Council, characterized the department's response as outrageous. "You've paid ...



MP files RTI plea to seek details of police combing op

Times of India

Aurangabad: MP Chandrakant Khaire has shot off a fresh Right To Information (RTI) application, seeking details of a recent combing operation against ...



Bob Dunning: First rule of cheating? Don't get caught

Davis Enterprise

Using the Freedom of Information Act, “the Journal asked 50 public universities with large foreign enrollments how many reports of alleged ...



Cancel state nod to Priyanka for house near The Retreat, says Himachal BJP

The Indian Express

... making public details of the permission granted to her when activist Devashish Bhattarcharya sought it through a Right to Information (RTI) plea.




The Hindu

Right to Information queries by animal rights activist Gauri Maulekhi and viewed by The Hindu show that the environment ministry, in September 2015, ...



Significance of accountability

Daily Times

Conscious efforts were made to improve the access to the Right to Information Act. And a culture of e-transparency has also been introduced by ...



Court rejects petition to review all of PM's 2014 receipts

Israel Hayom

The Jerusalem District Court rejected Thursday a petition from the Movement for Freedom of Information that would have required the Prime Minister's ...



The FOI Raccoon Digs Through Council's Emails, DMs, and BBMs


Torontoist launched this column two weeks ago with the goal of holding public institutions accountable with freedom of information requests, and to ...



Photographs of Bill Clinton together with Donald Trump to be released

... said the pictures will be released on September 9 following an application under America's Freedom of Information Act by the Buzzfeed website.



Punjab University's denial of right to information has slashed question marks over the institution's ...

The Nation (blog)

Under the Punjab Transparency and Right to Information Act 2013, the enquirer, Sarmad Ali had previously asked the Registrar in writing about the ...



Delhi govt tells RTI activist that his campaign to include RTI Act in school syllabus duly noted

Times of India

DEHRADUN: After his idea of including the Right to Information Act (RTI) in the school curriculum found little local support, RTI activist Ajay Kumar, ...



nance, CIC tells govt

Press Trust of India

Exercising his right to information (RTI), Venkatesh Nayak had in January last year sought from the President's secretariat photo copies of all materials ...



Animal rescuer sues University of Illinois over files on dogs, cats in research

Chicago Tribune

The group's supporters filed dozens of Freedom of Information Act requests as part of a national campaign to get information on animals used in labs ...



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