Newsletter 179

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

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Around the World

Issue No: 179 E – Alert Issue Date: 01-04-2019

Make Freedom of Information Act a priority, think tank tells govt

Free Malaysia Today

The Institute for Democracy and Economic Affairs (IDEAS) today presented several suggestions on combatting corruption, one of which is FOI…

South Africa

City to educate public on Promotion of Access to Information Act

Independent Online

The City of Cape Town will be hosting an information sharing event to raise awareness of the Promotion of Access to Information Act…


El Othmani: Morocco’s New Law on Access to Information Will Succeed

Morocco World News

The Moroccan Head of Government Saad Eddine El Othmani has promised to ensure equal access to information…


Reconsider the decision to mine in Atiwa Forest – CSOs to government

Ghana Business News

According to the CSOs it poses a threat to the Atiwa Forest and, therefore, is not in the national interest…


Delta Assembly passes Freedom of Information Bill

Daily Sun

FOI Act will soon be domesticated in Delta State, following the passage of the state Freedom of Information Bill during plenary…


Secret loan terms fan ‘debt trap’ fears

Philippine Star

President Duterte should order full disclosure to allay fears that the huge Chinese loans he had contracted to finance…


State budget measure would limit access to mugshots, but not arrest reports

Buffalo News

State lawmakers have revised plans to limit public disclosure of arrest booking information, following an outcry from freedom of information advocates…


CPDI stressed effective legislation on RTI law in Balochistan

The Balochistan Point

CPDI has urged the Balochistan government to make amendments in RTI act, 2005 in the light of international best practices…


Kalyan MP Shrikant Shinde claims credit for EMRs at station, RTI says otherwise

DNA India

A 10-year-old HC order to set up EMRs across railway stations has started a war of credit in Thane region…


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