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Around the World

Issue No: 132

E - Alert

Issue Date: 19-12-2016




Right to information and security

The Nation

The recent wave of erosion of freedom of information (FOI) laws in Pakistan, has not only given citizens qualified right of access to information held by ...



14474 cases of HIV through blood transfusion, but the government denies crisis

An IndiaSpend investigation, through a series of Right to Information requests, has revealed that 14,474 cases of HIV through blood transfusion have ...



Underage sexting investigations rise in number as new findings show children as young as six are ...

Daily Mail

In a span of a year - from April 2015 to April 2016 - 2,287 crimes of children possessing, making or distributing indecent images were recorded, ...



Tamil Nadu universities ignore disabled while hiring

Times of India

Its response to a petition filed under the Right to Information Act, 2005, claimed that three candidates had been recruited under the physically disabled ...



Pellets and denial of information under RTI Act

Kashmir Life

I had sought information under The Right to Information Act, 2005 (RTI Act) about the quantum and price of sale of pellet guns and cartridges as well ...



PTI to further squeeze CM Shahbaz

Pakistan Today

... Constitution of Pakistan and the Punjab Transparency and Right to Information Act 2013, she should be provided with certified information regarding ...



Human rights under threat

Such attacks are not confined to giving sweeping powers to gag agencies under various regulations and attempts to render the Right to Information ...



No sign of 44 convicts who jumped parole from Ludhiana jails between 2011 and 2016: RTI

Hindustan Times

A right to information (RTI) application has revealed that the police are shying to take stern action against the culprits who have absconded after ...



Editorial - Virginia makes minor progress on freedom of information

After three years, a state advisory council has come up with four tweaks to the state's Freedom of Information Act. One of them: Virginia no longer can ...



Queensland ministers held secret talks on selling off power station

The Australian

The secret negotiations were revealed after a Right to Information request by The Australian, which was blocked by Treasury department officials.



RWAs join hands to curb commercial activities in residential areas

Bangalore Mirror

The details of these establishments were obtained under the Right to Information Act, and have been submitted to the BBMP chief and head of the ...



PTI questions Punjab govt's plan to procure jet for CM

The letter said the information was being sought under the Punjab Transparency and Right to Information Act 2013. It pointed out a tender notice had ...



277 requests made in FOI website

Manila Bulletin

As many as 277 requests have been made as of Sunday, December 11, through the country's freedom of information (FOI) website, which is part of the ...



Transport for London refuses to publish data about speeding trams

Croydon Advertiser

The authority, which manages the tram network in Croydon, has said in reply to a Freedom of Information (FOI) request that it will not publish the ...



Execution costs spike in Virginia; state pays pharmacy $66K


... receipts provided to The Associated Press through a Freedom of Information Act request after the pharmacy's identifying information was redacted.



Around 3000 RTI cases pending with SIC

Chandigarh Tribune

It seems that filing an application under the Right to Information (RTI) Act has turned meaningless as a number of cases are lying pending with the ...



Six doctors found working full-time in more than one college, suspended

The Indian Express

A Right to Information (RTI) query filed by The Indian Express at MMC revealed that since 2012, 18 doctors have been suspended for being posted as ...



Most treasury members part of KP's power structure

The information secured by Dawn from the provincial administration department under the KP Right to Information Act 2013 shows that 47 of the 77 ...



GSIC slaps Rs 25000 fine on Sancoale PIO

Times of India

... pay a penalty of 25,000 for not responding to Narayan D Naik's request for information which he had sought under the Right to Information (RTI) Act.



Mumbai's Bhabha hospital wasted 350 litres of blood in 5 years: RTI

Hindustan Times

... has resulted in wastage of 350 liters of blood in the last five years, revealed the reply to an application filed under Right To Information (RTI) Act.



Orange Line agreement terms can't be shared: commission

... transactions and must not agree to terms, which are in conflict with the Constitution or the Punjab Transparency and Right to Information Act 2013.



Govt takes steps to stop leakage of classified information

Geo News, Pakistan

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



Hyderabad: Man creates fake home ministry order, dashes RTI query to governor

Mumbai Mirror

When no response came from the governor's office, Raghuvamsi dashed off a Right to Information Act query asking as to why the recommendations ...



Australia Post refusing to publish managing director's salary

The Sydney Morning Herald

Australia Post refuses to reveal how many millions of dollars its managing director earned last year, despite a freedom of information request from ...



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