Newsletter 143

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

Right to Information


Around the World

Issue No: 143

E - Alert

Issue Date: 20-06-2017




Info panel upholds right to inspect court registers

The Hindu

The petitioner was asked to submit an application under the Right to Information Act to the Registrar-General of the Madras High Court and obtain ...



No hiding abortion numbers: Ontario ruling forces gov't to allow access to statistics


The January 2012 law brought in by then-Premier Dalton McGuinty amended Ontario's Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA) to ...



Terrorist 'fighting deportation after 9-year prison sentence given € 250000 in legal aid'

According to a Freedom of Information request submitted by the Daily Mail, the criminal has so far won more than € 210,000 in legal aid for his defence ...



People need to know if their rights and liberties are at risk, says SHC

The News International

The Sindh High Court (SHC) has observed that the right to information and the right to freedom of speech are guaranteed under the constitution and ...



Maharashtra has no information on CM's attendance in office: RTI

Times of India

MUMBAI: How many days was chief minister Devendra Fadnavis in office? No one knows. A Right to Information (RTI) query filed by Jeetendra ...



Why RTI Act not implemented by BCCI? CIC asks PMO

The Tribune

The Central Information Commission (CIC) has asked the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) and Law Ministry to explain why the Right to Information law ...



Inside Housing: trade magazine that warned of high-rise fire risks

The Guardian

In 2015 it used a freedom of information request to reveal that just 18 council-owned tower blocks out of 2,925 had sprinklers fitted. After a fire in ...



CNN files lawsuit seeking Comey's Trump memos

CNN International

That constitutes a violation of the federal Freedom of Information Act, the lawsuit alleges. CNN asked the court to require the agency release the ...



RTI activist Nikhil Dey sentenced to 4 months in jail in 20-year-old case

Sify News

The case refers to a row in May 1998, when Dey, a Right To Information activist, had gone to a village near Jaipur to investigate reports of corruption in ...



Canada: Snitches Don't Get Stitches: IPC Upholds Municipal Decision To Withhold Complainant ...

Mondaq News Alerts (registration)

The requestor submitted a request to City of Toronto under the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act for records generated ...



Learning from the US's experience

The Daily Star

... between the socio-economic and political conditions of Bangladesh and the US and the extent of their Right to Information (RTI) experiences.



Think FOIA Is a Paper Tiger? The New York Times Gives It Some Bite

New York Times

Time has not been kind to the Freedom of Information Act. It was enacted more than 50 years ago to give citizens the right to obtain documents from ...



BREAKING THE CULTURE OF 'SECRECY': Judiciary stands for right to information

The Daily Star

As the Court also opined, a negative opinion of the political parties in providing information would undoubtedly violate citizen's right to information ...



(Village and Block): A Comparative study of Bihar and Rajasthan

Central Information Commission

I was interested in exploring whether the right to information has made Blocks and Villages more transparent and accountable institutions at the ...



Tusla 'worst offender' for refusing Freedom of Information requests

Irish Independent

"The real sense we have is this is a resource issue; I mention Tusla particularly, because they outsourced [Freedom of Information work] to the HSE ...



All talk, little information


Comparison of RTI data show that the Narendra Modi government has not been as good for right to information as its predecessor, the Manmohan ...



Thousands of children's operations cancelled each year, NHS figures show

The Guardian

The real number of cancellations is likely to be much higher as the figures obtained by Labour under freedom of information laws cover barely half of ...




Modi Urged to Ensure Speedy Appointment of Central Information Commissioners

The Wire

With many posts vacant for months, case pendency is on the rise. The National Campaign for Peoples' Right to Information has urged the prime ...



No Information For RTI Query On Taj Mahal, Archaeological Survey Officials To Lose Salary | Agra ...


... the records were not provided to a Right To Information or RTI applicant.In response to a separate RTI response, the Archaeological Survey of India ...





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