Newsletter – 173

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

Right to Information


Around the World

Issue No: 173 E – Alert Issue Date: 17-12-2019

Plea for PSL expenditure disposed of
The News International
The Lahore High Court on Friday disposed of a petition seeking details of expenditures incurred on Pakistan Super League (PSL)…


HRC Sends Expanded FOIA Request to ICE & CBP for Records of Treatment of Trans Detainees

Human Rights Campaign (blog)
HRC sent expanded Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests to the U.S.  Immigration Customs and Enforcement (ICE) and U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (CBP)…

Sri Lanka

RTI Commission orders release of Ranil Wickremesinghe’s asset declaration, law does not include President’s

Colombo Page
Right to Information Commission has directed the Presidential Secretariat to disclose the declaration of assets and liabilities of Ranil Wickremesinghe…


Right to know: Now just drop into a govt. office to access information

The Hindu
Citizens seeking data from the government under the Right to Information (RTI) Act, can now simply land up at the concerned…


I will suspend my suspension of demo – Baako readies for RTI fight

Ghana Web
The law-making body of Ghana is yet to see what pressure is, if they fail to pass the Right to Information bill before they rise as promised…


Federal ministries yet to proactively disclose information

The News International
A study recently released by a civil society organization revealed that majority of the federal ministries and institutions have failed to proactively disclose information…

Heiko Maas: ‘Freedom of expression is essential to democracy’
The right to freedom of expression and information is essential for a free and democratic state….


KP CM announces to increase job quota for special persons to 4 per cent

The News International
Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Mahmood Khan Monday announced to increase job quota for special persons from 2 per cent to 4 per cent besides …


FLASHBACK: RTI bill will be passed in 100 days – Bawumia
It’s 600 days of the government of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and the Right to Information Bill (RTI) has not been passed…

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