Newsletter 186

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Issue No: 186 E – Alert Issue Date: 01-08-2019


Five Times Right To Information Act Helped Unearth Major Scams

The Logical Indian

The Rajya Sabha on July 25 passed the Right to Information (Amendment) Bill, 2019. This bill seeks…



Community social audit report: 43 water supply schemes dysfunctional in Karak

The News International

The social audit reports on two southern districts Lakki Marwat and Karak were unveiled in a seminar organized by…



My freedom of information law saga continues

Post Star

The new owners of a large portion of the former General Electric Co. dewatering site in Fort Edward held their first public meeting …


Luxembourg City

Freedoms of information and the press could outweigh infringement

IPPro Magazine

The Court of Justice of the EU (CJEU) has ruled freedom of information and the press cannot justify the infringement…



Coalition on the RTI, Ghana, honours stakeholders

Business Ghana

The Coalition on the Right to Information, Ghana (RTI Coalition), has presented citations of honour to former Steering Committee members…



Scottish Government departments failing on freedom of information

The Ferret

The efforts of departments in the Scottish Government to improve their freedom of information performance…



Govt officials’ restrictive mindset hindering people’s right to information: experts

The Daily Star

While the Right to Information (RTI) Act is a powerful tool for people’s empowerment, some inherent flaws and restrictive mindset of a section of public servants stand as barriers…



Russian journalist Mikhail Romanov found guilty of ‘abuse of freedom of information’ and ‘false’ news

Committee to Protect Journalists

It was the first time the authorities have charged a journalist under the provision in the administrative code that pertains to “false” information…



Neville Gafa contract disclosure through Freedom of Information Act request refused

The request was originally made on 2 July, following over seven months of unanswered questions and stonewalling by the government…



FBR directed to provide information under Right of Access to Information Act 2017

The News International

The FBR was requested to provide certified information under Right of Access to Information Act 2017 about total vacancies in the revenue board…



Madhya Pradesh: Officials face Rs 2.5 lakh fine for not giving information under RTI

India Today

Narendra Kumar Pandey, Public Information Officer of the civic body, did not give information in the stipulated 30 days or took any other decision on the applications…



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