Newsletter 127

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

Right to Information


Around the World

Issue No: 127

E - Alert

Issue Date: 30-09-2016




When Punjab govt bypassed CLP leader in picking 7 RTS panel commissioners

Hindustan Times

... of two members of the Punjab Public Service Commission (PPSC) and two information commissioners of the Right to Information Commission.



Senate to scrutinize FOI exceptions

The Manila Times

Senate Bill 159 or An Act Implementing the People's Right to Information and the Constitutional Policies of Full Public Disclosure and Honesty in the ...



Does 'the right to be forgotten' ruling threaten our right to know?

The Guardian

But the right to be forgotten (a right to privacy) clashes with another key right: the right to know (plus freedom of speech, freedom of information and ...



No financial help to 4 lakh students from minority communities in 2015-16: RTI reply

The Indian Express

According to a response to a Right to Information (RTI) plea by activist Razaullah Khan, the state should have received 7,17,896 applications for ...



2000 govt organisations to accept online RTI applications

Deccan Chronicle

New Delhi: Around 2,000 Central government organisations will soon be accepting applications under the Right to Information (RTI) Act through ...



Official refuses RTI information 24 times, fined Rs 2.29 lakh

Deccan Herald

An official has been fined a staggering Rs 2.29 lakh for failing to give information under the Right To Information (RTI) Act in 24 separate instances.



Resident: Commission should stop texting, emailing while meeting

Florida Today

... therefore, the public has no way to know of communications or records which should be available through a Freedom of Information Act request.



Mumbai Man Demands to Know if India is Prepared for Zombies, Alien Invasion

Sputnik International

Ajay Kumar claims that his real motive in making a Right to Information Act request to assess India's zombie and alien-fighting skills was to draw the ...



Bombay HC concerned over 17000 deaths due to malnutrition in Maharashtra

The Indian Express

One of the petitioners showed the court a reply received through the Right to Information (RTI) Act which said over 17,000 persons, including women ...



UK nuclear weapons convoys 'have had 180 mishaps in 16 years'

The Guardian

The incidents catalogued in the report – based on official logs released under the Freedom of Information Act – include fuel leaks, overheated engines ...



Consider making attendance details of Tamil Nadu assembly members public, info panel suggests

Times of India

... information officer (PIO) of the assembly had informed the TNSIC that these details could not be disclosed in a Right to Information (RTI) petition as it ...



FIA ordered to provide details of enquiries to petitioner

The News International

This correspondent had filed a request under Right to Information Act 2002 and sought year-wise details of total number of enquiries and cases ...



Journalist, lawyer get RTI Champion Award 2016 Geo's Azaz Syed honoured

The News International

The CRTI in partnership with the Center for Peace and Development Initiatives (CPDI) honors two individuals each year who exercise their right to ...



India fourth on Right to Information list

Economic Times

NEW DELHI: India has ranked fourth in a worldwide comparative assessment of national legal frameworks for right to information, slipping a rank as ...



People's right to information

The Daily Star

As we observe International Right to Information Day, it is pleasing to know that 76,043 people have sought information from different organisations ...



Right to Information Law was need of time: Chandio

Pakistan Observer

karachi —The Advisor to CM Sindh for Information Moula Bux Chandio while addressing at a conference on “Provincial Rights to Information Laws: ...



Right to Information and freedom of speech

The Express Tribune

The significance of correlation between the right to information and freedom of expression in protecting and promoting basic human rights can hardly ...



Nova Scotia changes Freedom Of Information, requests to be made online

In the new year, citizens and journalists will be able to make Freedom of Information and Protection of Requests online, the province said in a news ...


Northern Ireland

Revealed: Which Northern Ireland bus lane camera raised £1m in fines in 15 months?

Belfast Telegraph

The figures were released by the Department for Infrastructure after a Freedom of Information request by the Belfast Telegraph. Bus lanes were ...



Michigan House passes bills expanding state's Freedom of Information Act

The Peninsula

The Michigan State House of Representatives passed House Bills 5469-5478 on Wednesday to expand and strengthen the state's existing Freedom ...



Right to information law as necessary as right to

Business Recorder (press release) (registration) (blog)

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage Senator Pervaiz Rashid said on Monday right to information (RTI) law was ...



Journalist, lawyer get RTI Champion Award 2016 Geo's Azaz Syed honoured

The News International

ISLAMABAD: The Coalition of Right to Information (CRTI) Monday conferred RTI Champion Award on Geo TV correspondent Azaz Syed in recognition ...



Father of soldier murdered in Iraq blasts Government for hounding troops but failing to find his ...

After a request under the Freedom of Information Act, Mr Miller obtained witness statements taken shortly after the Red Caps were killed in June 2003.



Why I filed an RTI query about our government's preparedness for a zombie invasion


Which brings me to the subject to the Right to Information Act, 2005 (RTI) and the RTI request that I filed with the Ministry of Home Affairs in March last ...



Australian Tax Office claim FOI website Right to Know 'clutters the internet'

The Sydney Morning Herald

The Australian Tax Office has escalated a row with a website that facilitates freedom of information requests, claiming it "clutters the internet".



Fertility treatment on NHS hit 12 year low as cash-strapped hospitals ration

Daily Mail

But figures obtained by the charity from Freedom of Information requests show just 17 per cent provide these cycles. This is the lowest number since ...



Cost of Clinton-Obama Air Force One flight disclosed


For every hour Air Force One is in flight, it costs $206,337, according to a Freedom of Information Act letter obtained by the nonprofit Judicial Watch.




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