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Issue No: 159 E – Alert Issue Date: 30-04-2018

Commonwealth: Where being a journalist can kill you
The Statesman
Commonwealth countries like India have pioneered some of the world’s most liberal Right to Information laws, and all member states are publicly committed to democratic…

Strengthening freedom of information laws is good idea
The Post Star
One of the best ways to prevent corruption in government operations is to increase transparency, and two bills now before the state Legislature..

Allow public access to info on China investments, Nurul Izzah urges govt
The Sun Daily
This would enable the people to have knowledge and understand the payment methods and return on investments (ROI) which the nation is undertaking and benefiting..

Only 4% of the govt departments proactively disclosing information under RTI: Survey
The Economic Times
An audit was undertaken on the basis of a proforma prepared by former information commissioners M M Ansari and A N Tiwari.

Protecting the right to information
Daily Times
The purpose of the introduction of the right to information laws in Pakistan is to make the general public aware of public spending..

Palaszczuk denies vegetation right to information applications
Queensland Country Life
Queenslanders have a right to know what advice ministers received, who they were meeting with and why they failed..

Seminar speakers call for reforms in judicial system
The News
About 16.6 that stressed the need for effective, accountable and transparent institution, the speakers said the KP Assembly..

"Violating the right to information of millions of people
Crime Russia
All the affected users and entrepreneurs have the right to stand for their rights and make such claims. It is their constitutional right..

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