Newsletter 184

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

Right to Information


Around the World

Issue No: 184 E – Alert Issue Date: 01-07-2019

Sri Lanka

The government is attempting to limit access to information

The Kathmandu Post

At a time when the government is facing widespread criticisms for attempting to curtail freedom of expression and the free press, and generally attempting to push through regulations and…



CCB Denies Freedom of Information On Asset Declarations By Presidents, Others On Ground Of

Modern Ghana (press release) (blog)

The Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) has denied a Freedom of Information request demanding specific details of asset declarations submitted to it by successive presidents and state…



Paris Peace Forum chooses KP to asses RTI implementation

The News International

The Paris Peace Forum has chosen Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s project, from among the provinces and the country, to assess the implementation and evolution of the Right to Information Act …



CHR says access to information a basic right; reminds congress of role in approval of franchise

Manila Bulletin

The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) has asserted that public’s access to timely and relevant information is a basic right that empowers the people to make sound decisions…



CSO Coalition on Freedom of Information meets Justice Minister

Freedom Newspaper

The Gambian Civil Society Coalition on Freedom of Information on Monday June 24, handed over a draft Freedom of Information Bill 2019 to the Honourable Attorney General …



Tip: Freedom of Information requests 101

Everybody has access to this public data, but knowing how to ask is a different story – here is how to find the statistics you need for your next article…



RTI reply on Election Commissioner Ashok Lavasa’s dissent note could endanger life: ECI

India Today

The RTI filed by India Today Group was on Election Commissioner Ashok Lavasa’s dissent over the ECI clean chits to four speeches of PM Modi and one of Amit Shah…



Ministry cuts off internet access in Rakhine, Chin

Eleven Myanmar

Due to a threat to the peace, stability, security and rule of law, the ministry has cut off internet access in Rakhine and Chin States, said Soe Thein, permanent secretary of the Ministry of Transport and Communications on June 22…


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