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Issue No: 154 E – Alert Issue Date: 17-01-2018

Gandhi’s ‘khorak’ a 100 years ago
The Kashmir Monitor
The PIL (public interest litigation) and RTI (right to information) methods, combining with electoral turnarounds, can well make 2018 lead to 2019…

Access to Information Act: The Home Stretch Till the Passing of the Bill
Morocco World News
The draft was on the agenda of the 2nd Chamber for its final adoption on January 2, however, the bill was voted…

Will We Ever See the End of Information Control in Azarbaijan
The Global Voices
The ban covers a class of content known as “prohibited information,” which was established by a May 2017 court…

No need of Aadhaar for RTI
The Hans India
The applicant who filed this complaint also filed first appeal, asking for information without insisting on the proofs first Appellate Authority Akhilesh Kumar…

What is a Freedom of Information (FoI) request?
The right to access public information is one of the most powerful tools individuals have to scrutinise the actions of UK government bodies and public officials…

KP govt designates public information officers at village, neighbourhood councils
Public information officers have been nominated at the village and neighbourhood councils in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to ensure access of people to information about the working of local bodies system…

Government will pass the Right to Information Bill soon – Minister
The law would ensure that the media have easy access to information from public institutions that would enable them to hold duty bearers accountable…

Zimbabwe Activists Seek Truth About 1980s Massacres
Activists in southern Zimbabwe are taking legal action to demand the truth about a series of massacres in the 1980s that…

AJK journalists must work towards promotion of Kashmir cause: Midhat Shahzad
Express Tribune
Right to Information law would also be implemented in AJK as it has been enforced in the other provinces of the country…

Freedom of Information And The Control Over Hearts And Minds in Iran
It’s 2018 and the information battle to control the hearts and minds of citizens continues from Russia to China and from Ethiopia to Iran…

Transparency and Right to Information Program
Centre for Peace and Development Initiatives, Pakistan (CPDI-Pakistan)
Tel: +92 (0) 51-8312794, 8312795