Newsletter – 172

A newsletter containing news, views, articles, investigative stories in the field of

Right to Information


Around the World

Issue No: 172 E – Alert Issue Date: 04-12-2018


RTI coalition member released after arrest in Parliament

Ghana Web
A leading member of the Right to Information coalition, Elvis Darko has been released after over an hour of being held by police for displaying a placard close to Parliament during the reading of the 2019 budget…


Trump Jr’s Business Trip to India Cost US Taxpayers Nearly $100000: Report


Washington: A business trip by Donald J Trump Jr, the son of the US president…


Story behind the story

The News

As I watched on TV the duel between the US President Donald Trump and CNN journalist…


Most Central Government Department Websites Lack Self Disclosure: Audit


Most of the central government department websites lack in self disclosure of public information under a mandatory provision of the Right to Information (RTI) Act…

Jamoo & Kashmir

SAC approves J&K Right to Information (Amendment) Bill-2018

The Kashmir Images Newspaper

The State Administrative Council (SAC) which met here today approved enactment of the ‘Jammu and Kashmir Right to Information (Amendment) Bill, 2018…


Punjab cabinet approves various drafts, laws ahead of govt’s 100 days


The Punjab cabinet on Friday took up a heavy agenda approving various legislative businesses on the recommendations of the cabinet’s standing committee on legislation…


PPP, PML- N govts covered up funds misuse: Fawad Chaudhry

Express Tribune

Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry said on Monday there was corruption of billions of rupees…


Call to ensure right to information


Speaking to the media in Islamabad, Chaudhry said that if departments failed to provide information sought from them under the law, citizens can approach the commission…


Role of media, civil society highlighted for good governance


Good governance, transparency and pro-public administration in the government departments can be achieved only through the proactive role of media and civil society…


Russia to raise issue of journalists’ access to info at OSCE ministerial meeting — Lavrov


At the upcoming meeting of foreign ministers from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), Russia will suggest confirming the right…


RTI is used maximum by government employees as they know governance better than the common man


Earlier this month, Prof Dr M Sridhar Acharayalu retired as Central Information Commissioner. Prof Acharayalu made waves by issuing a show-cause notice…

Sri Lanka

People still unaware of right to info

The Himalayan Times

Information Commissioner and Spokesperson for National Information Commission Yesodha Devi Timsina today said many people in the country were still not aware of their right to information….


Transparency and Right to Information Program


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