Newsletter 190

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

Right to Information


Around the World

Issue No: 190 E – Alert Issue Date: 01-10-2019


PTI fails to comply with Right to Information Act

Geo News

None of the 33 federal ministries have uploaded even 50 per cent of information required to put on the website…



Government to appoint Information Commissioner

My Joy Online

In line with the requirements of the Right to Information (RTI) Act, government shall soon appoint a Commissioner of Information…



Australian and NZ info commissioners highlight importance of public information

The Mandarin

The public’s right to know would set the expectation for government accountability, prompt better decision-making and strengthen citizen engagement…



Open Talks showcase access to information as driver for sustainable development

Mirage News

UNESCO showcased forward-looking initiatives that are improving people’s access to information globally and leaving no one behind during a series of Open Talks…



Don’t underestimates value of right to know

Government News

Citizens highly value the right to find out government information, and government departments and agencies should make better use of technology…


New Zealand

Community Attitudes towards freedom of information survey


New Zealand is rated by Transparency International as one of the most transparent countries in the world…



Russian internet regulator blocks independent Fergana news website

Committee to Protect Journalists (CJP)

Russia’s state internet regulator Roskomnadzor ordered internet service providers to block the site without warning…


United Kingdom

UK to Release ’Pay to Slay’ Audits After Freedom of Information Request

The Algemeiner

The branch of the British government responsible for administering overseas aid will disclose audit reports regarding aid money…



Resolution to amend ATI Act pulled from Senate

The Gleaner

The Government fulfilled its promise today to withdraw the resolution that would increase from 20 to 70 years…


Oklahoma (USA)

Freedom of information in Oklahoma like cardboard in our pizza

The Edmond Sun

Thanks to the federal Freedom of Information Act, which has made it possible for anyone to peek behind the curtain and expose governmental misdeeds…


United Kingdom

UK rights group reveals secret government Prevent database


The database, which belongs to Prevent, part of the United Kingdom’s counter-extremism strategy, was uncovered by rights group Liberty through Freedom of Information (FOI) requests…



No content regulation on online streaming platforms, RTI reveals

India Today

India Today TV filed an RTI (Right to Information) application with the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (I&B) because the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC)…



Transparency and Right to Information Program


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