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Issue No: 160 E – Alert Issue Date: 15-05-2018

PIC conducts awareness session for journalists regarding RTI
Daily Times
unjab Information Commission (PIC) held an awareness session with journalists in collaboration with the district information office..

On Right To Information Act, A Word Of Caution From Aruna Roy
Ms Roy asserted that the RTI Act should not be politically associated to a party. It is a law that "should not be tagged"..

At 51, FOIA may be more relevant than ever
The Baltimore Sun
The use of FOIA has dramatically increased in the first year of the Trump administration. Requests for government records, including letters, speeches, notes about meetings, appointment calendars, memoranda and emails rose to a record-setting 823,000 in Fiscal Year 2017..

Over 200 RTI applications to be filed for transparency, democracy
The Economic Times
To improve democracy and raise the transparency level, over 200 hundred applicants will be filing at least one RTI applications..

RTI Act Bringing Transparency To Projects
Daily Times
In case, any department was not cooperating, people could contact the Punjab Information Commission, said Executive Director Ahmed Naeem Malik..

Press Freedom Day: Attacks against journos made with impunity
World Press Freedom Day is being observed in Bangladesh and elsewhere today amid a growing animosity towards journalists across the globe.

Access to information performing well: N.L. justice minister
The Western Star
There was turnover in staff in the main Access to Information and Privacy Protection (ATIPP) office last year and turnover in some access..

Successes and failures of PTI in governing KP
The News
Its obligatory for the provinces to approve laws and set up organisations to ensure a) Right to Public Services, b) Right to Information

Right to Information Audit: A new practice in Nepal
The Himalayan
Right to Information is fundamental right granted to the citizens by law and constitution. Centre for Law and Democracy, Canada has..

Civil society calls for meeting fourth deadline on open government
The Western Star
Civil society organisations have jointly urged government to hasten the process of formulating National Action Plan (NAP) for Open Government Partnership (OGP)..

Gov’t wants to restrict right to information beyond EU rules
Prague Daily Monitor
The Czech government has proposed a significant restriction on the free access to information under the pretext of the General Data Protection

State of right to information in Pakistan
Express Tribune
Right to access information held by public bodies is a key to building a strong state-citizen bond. When violated, it implies there is something which the public bodies

Transparency and Right to Information Program
Centre for Peace and Development Initiatives, Pakistan (CPDI-Pakistan)
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