Newsletter 188

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

Right to Information


Around the World

Issue No: 188 E – Alert Issue Date: 02-09-2019


Supreme Court issues notice to Centre, states over online Right to Information portal

The Hans India

Describing the RTI Act as a powerful tool, advocate Abraham said the true objective of the legislation can be achieved only by timely response to citizens’ request…



Freedom of Information request for contract rejected

The Independent

A Freedom of Information request asking for the full copy of the contract between the Ryan Air group and the Maltese government…


Sri Lanka

Sri Lankan RTI achieves mid-range score, proactive disclosure still lagging

Daily FT

The Transparency International Sri Lanka (TISL) is calling for renewed commitment from the State and citizenry to ensure the transformative impact of the Right to Information (RTI) Act…



IPPro Magazine

Global Voices

The Sudanese Access to Information Act is the first of its kind in Sudan, although Article 39 (1) of the 2005 Sudan Interim Constitution…



Costs notified to access govt information under RTI law


According to the notification, federal public bodies are to provide free of cost the first 10 pages of information requested under the Act…



MRA Inducts Customs into ‘Enhanced FOI Hall of Shame accuses it of Confirming Reports of Pervasive Corruption in the Agency

The Nigerian Voice

It is the second public institution to be inducted into the revamped FOI Hall of Shame after the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC)…



Does RTI law applies on courts?

The News International

A citizen wrote to the Supreme Court of Pakistan demanding information under Right of Access to Information Act 2017 commonly referred as Right to Information (RTI) law…



Michigan ranks dead last for transparency

Detroit Free Press

The Michigan Legislature has tried for years to extend transparency to the state House of Representatives…



The Michigan Legislature has tried for years to extend transparency to the state House of Representatives


Transparency and Freedom of Information (FOI) have figured largely among Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto’s policies early on…



House requests investigation of Interior political appointees’ review of public records

The Hill

The internal policy, unearthed in a recent Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) release, allows Interior deputy solicitor Daniel Jorjani…



INEC pledges Commitment to FOI Law, unveils revised Communication Policy


The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has unveiled its revised Communication Policy…


New York

Group Sues NY Campaign Finance Commission Over Freedom of Information Law Compliance

A lawsuit filed Monday against a special commission created by the state Legislature in New York to develop a comprehensive public campaign finance system claimed…



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