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Issue No: 155 E – Alert Issue Date: 19-02-2018

Encounters: a new way of policing?
Express Tribune
The level of access to information can be gauged from the fact that an application filed under Punjab Transparency and Right to Information Act 2013 (RTI Act) is still pending before the PIC since 2016…

Access to right information important
The Fiji Times Online
By having access to the right and correct information you can be able to make decisions for yourselves…

Sri Lanka
Right to Information Commission notes concerns despite positives
Right to Information Commission has recorded a noteworthy increase in the numbers of appeals being filed before the Commission with information being released…

Using RTI benefits community
The Hans India
Even today, not many people know about their rights. If any private hospital is set up in rural areas, they must adopt two villages and provide them all kind of health-related services…

International civil society organisations pen open letter on Digital Security Act
Dhaka Tribune
In the letter, the organizations expressed concern that the Bangladesh Digital Security Act2018 fails to protect the right to freely express opinions on policies and the actions of decision makers…

KP tourism body exploits economization, saving policy of govt
The News
Under the Law of Access to Information 2013, according to the details provided by TCKP, Tourism secretary Muhammad Tariq Khan paid visit to England, Spain…

After Two Decades, Will Ghana Finally Pass a Right to Information Law?
Global Voices
If passed, it would give effect to the constitutional right of access to any information held by public institutions and private entities which perform public functions with public funds…

Central Information Commission asks EC to launch special drive for 2,000 pending RTIs
Hindustan Times
The Central Information Commission (CIC) has asked the Election Commission (EC) to launch a special drive to dispose of around 2,000 Right to Information (RTI) queries and first appeals awaiting a response for a long time…

Sri Lanka
Use of RTI to hold authorities accountable growing
Colombo Gazette
RTI has played a life-changing role in the lives of citizens while promoting democratic governance, acting as a tool to combat corruption and restoring sovereignty in the people of Sri Lanka…

Govt departments violate rules on proactive disclosure
The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Right to Information Commission (RTIC) has miserably failed to force the government departments to comply with the relevant law’s provisions on proactive disclosure…

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