Newsletter 129

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

Right to Information


Around the World

Issue No: 129

E - Alert

Issue Date: 01-11-2016




RTI activist shot dead

New Delhi: An Indian Right to Information (RTI) activist Bhupendra Veera, who launched multiple campaigns against illegal land dealings and ...



Home Office reveals 3 ILLEGAL immigrants get caught every hour entering Britain

Data released under Freedom of Information guidelines provides a snapshot of the crisis under Labour and the Tory/Lib Dem Coalition. On average ...



Thousands of drivers and passengers are still being caught not wearing seatbelts

Coventry Telegraph

The figures, which came from a Freedom of Information request, also showed the number of motorists who failed to ensure children were buckled up in ...



Constitution Club pays rent of Rs. 100, earns Rs. 2 crore a year

The Hindu

... and Sridhar Acharyulu declared that the club, a stone's throw from Parliament House, was a “public authority” under the Right to Information Act.



Withdraw police protection of defaulters: HC to State

Hindustan Times

Punamiya said he got figures under the Right to Information Act. According to the replies he got, Rs23.76 lakh is outstanding against builders, Rs37.52 ...



Just 7% of FoI requests to An Garda Síochána granted

Irish Examiner

Just 7% of Freedom of Information requests made to An Garda Síochána were granted in the first 14 months after the 2014 FOI Act was extended to ...



'Public access to information vital'

The News International

NOWSHERA: Chief Commissioner Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Right to Information Commission Azmat Hanif Orakzai on Thursday said that public access to ...



China Lags Behind in Rule-of-Law Ranking

Wall Street Journal (blog)

One area where China seemed to progress was in protecting the right to information, moving up



Senate likely to reject RTI draft law

The News International

ISLAMABAD: The ineffective Right to Information draft law approved by the federal cabinet after its one-and-a-half dozen meetings since January 2014 ...



FOI inches close to fruition

Manila Bulletin

... the proposed Freedom of Information (FOI) law (Senate Bill 159) which aims to give flesh to the citizens' constitutional right to information on matters ...



Death toll of RTI activists goes up to 56

Times of India

National Campaign for People's Right to Information (NCPRI) has demanded an inqu iry in to the murder of Vira. In a letter written to Maharashtra CM ...



CRTI rejects govt bill on RTI

The News International

Ironically, the federal government has modelled this bill on the Freedom of Information Ordinance 2002 which it is already trying to repeal due to its ...



Federal govt's RTI draft law termed weakest in South Asia

The News International

ISLAMABAD: Tall claims apart, the PML-N government has decided not to walk the talk on the much-awaited Right to Information draft law recently ...



CPNE shares reservations on Right to Info Bill

Daily Times

The Right to Information Bill was discussed and the reservations of the editors were conveyed to Principal Information Officer Rao Tahseen Ali Khan ...



High Court: Army can't deny candidates answersheets

Times of India

... held that Army cannot deprive job aspirants of copies of their written exam answersheet and the merit list under the Right to Information (RTI) Act.



Exclusive: WHO cancer agency asked experts to withhold weedkiller document...


Multiple subsequent freedom of information requests by the U.S. conservative advocacy group the Energy and Environment Legal Institute (E and E ...



Decline of political parties

After imposing on the people a terrible tool of oppression in the form of the cybercrime act, the authorities have decided to make the right to information ...



Clowns, aliens and ghosts: The five weirdest information requests made to West Midlands Police

Birmingham Mail

West Midlands Police have released details of some of their more extraordinary Freedom of Information requests - and some of them make for ...



Tale of two bills

The Right of Access to Information (RAI) and the Right to Information (RTI) bills, approved by the federal cabinet and Senate respectively, provide ...



1100 deaths reported in ATH in four months

The News International

BoG Chairman Javed Panni has already challenged the action of Right to Information (RTI) Commission over the request of a senior journalist in the ...



Evolving dimensions of the RTI Act, 2009

Dhaka Tribune

The evolving dynamics within the New World Economic Order prompted the unelected government of Bangladesh to adopt Right to Information as a ...



Now RTI appellate authority has asked PMO how the Prime Minister's travel bills can be a security ...

Businessinsider India

While the exact figure spent on the Prime Minister's travel around the globe isn't revealed, an RTI or Right to Information Act filed by a retired defence ...



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