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Issue No: 156 E – Alert Issue Date: 14-03-2018

Civil society reacts to PTI Government’s move to amend KP RTI law
The News
CRTI strongly opposes the amendments proposed in KP RTI Act 2013.

Disclose bills of Air India charter plane for PM’s travel abroad: CIC to MEA
Kashmir Monitor
CIC R K Mathur rejected the contention of the ministry that details of the amount, reference numbers, dates of bills raised by Indian Air Force and Air India..

Adilur wins Franco-German human rights prize
Prothom Alo
Odhikar secretary Adilur Rahman Khan has been awarded Franco-German Human Rights Prize-2017 for his contribution to defending and promoting human rights in Bangladesh.

Access to information sheds needed light on government secrets
Sunshine Week this year is March 11-17. The “sunshine” refers to access to government information. Journalists value access, but it’s a right that belongs to everyone

Amendments in proposed RTI Act 2013 of KPK opposed
Business Recorder
KP RTI Act is one of the effective and well implemented laws in Pakistan but the PTI led provincial government is bringing back old colonial mindset again..

‘Demand more’ from government, outgoing information watchdog tells Canadians in parting note
I Politics
In a parting message posted on her blog Wednesday, Suzanne Legault encouraged Canadians to “demand more” from their government.

Delhi University Tells High Court That It Cannot Disclose Exam Records Of 1978, The Year When PM Modi Graduated
Outlook India
Delhi High Court that the varsity’s BA exam records of all its students of 1978– the year when Prime Minister Narendra Modi had graduated– is held in a fiduciary capacity and cannot be disclosed..

South Africa
Politics faces a shake-up if we get access to who funds parties
The Citizen
If people know who funds political parties, they will fully understand the agenda of political parties. They will then be able to gain context through which to understand the policy position

J&K: RTI reveals 27 Rohingya families staying illegaly, own sim cards
The Asian Age
It has been revealed that 27 Rohingya Muslim families, who are illegal immigrants, living in Jammu own SIM cards, activist Rohit Choudhary said..

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