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Issue No: 169 E – Alert Issue Date: 15-10-2018
People’s right to know motivates Gov’t to improve legislation on access to information
Minister of State for Media Affairs and Government Spokesperson, Jumana Ghneimat, said…


Explore use of advanced technology in giving info under RTI: SC
Times of India
The Supreme Court has asked the Centre to explore the use of advanced technology for providing information……


Right to Information a Mixed Success in the Asia-Pacific Region

IDN In Depth News
Freedom of information is not only a human right, but also an essential tool to engage and empower citizens…


If PTI believes in democracy, asset declaration of public servants should be public knowledge
The Express Tribune (blog)
If PTI believes in democracy, asset declaration of public servants should be public knowledge…


International Right to Information Day September 28, 2018

The Point
The collection of key government facts and data from which conclusion may be drawn is a powerful tool….


New Zealand
NZ customs officers now have the power to demand passwords to digital devices
The Star Online
When you think of countries with aggressive border security, the bucolic land which provided the…


EPA excluded its own top science officials when it rewrote rules on using scientific studies

Washington Post
When former EPA administrator Scott Pruitt launched an effort to limit what kinds of scientific studies could be used to protect public health…….


SC makes it mandatory for builders to display sanction plan at project site
The Tribune
Noting that homebuyers have a right to know about details of the project they are investing it….


President approves Digital Security Act
The Daily Star
President Abdul Hamid yesterday signed the Digital Security Bill into law amid widespread criticism…………..


Media Rights Agenda Inducts Office of National Security Adviser Into ‘FOI Hall of Shame’

The Nigerian Voice 
Media Rights Agenda (MRA) today named the Office of the National Security Adviser…..


‘Save RTI, Save Democracy’: Hundreds Protest Attempts to Dilute the Law

The Wire
New Delhi: On the eve of the 13th anniversary of the passage of the Right to Information Act 2005, a protest and public meeting………


Right to Information Act will be introduced for general public: Information Minister

Radio Pakistan
Minister for Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage, Chaudhry Fawad Hussain has said that the country is moving towards right direction……


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