Newsletter 193

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

Right to Information


Around the World

Issue No: 193 E – Alert Issue Date: 29-11-2019


Your right to know, Informative forum on open government

The Daily Gazette

The forum, held Oct. 16, addressed a number of related topics, first focusing on the Freedom of Information Law (FOIL)…

Sri Lanka

Strengthening RTI in Sri Lanka

Daily FT

In Sri Lanka, the right to seek and receive information is a constitutional right guaranteed under Article 14A of Sri Lanka’s Constitution…

British Virgin Islands

I’m not convinced Freedom of Information Act will make a difference

BVI News

Opposition member Julian Fraser has said he believes implementing a Freedom of Information Act will not make a difference in relation to having access to information…


Bringing CJI under RTI, a welcome move

The Hindustan Business Line

After a decade, the Supreme Court has accepted the Delhi High Court ruling that the office of the Chief Justice of India…


RTI law: Bridging the gap between promise and practice

The Daily Star

The ostensive purpose of the law is to establish the right of citizens to access information about the functioning of their governments…

Connecticut (USA)

Freedom of Information Must Continue To Be Safeguarded

A Freedom of Information Commission Public Information Officer explains transparency laws to private citizens and public officials alike…


Cabinet Approves Freedom of Information Bill, Removes All Gender Discriminatory Laws

The Voice Gambia

The Minister of Justice, Honourable Abubakarr Tambadou, who presented the Bills before Cabinet colleagues, stated that the momentous decision…


Local action for global goals: Measuring progress on access to information in Pakistan

Mirage News

A delegation from Pakistan visited UNESCO on 14 November to share how the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Province has generated evidence and data…


UNESCO launches three reports on journalists’ safety, access to information, and election coverage

Inter Press Service

Access to Information: A New Promise for Sustainable Development explores recent legislative developments and their effect in the field, as well as evolving international standards and practices…


Algeria: there is no political reform without freedom of expression and media

Open Democracy

The wheels of the regime’s constitutional reform engine had been set into motion…


MFWA Train Journalists on RTI Implementation

Modern Ghana

The Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) Thursday organised has trained journalists in Accra with in-depth knowledge ahead of the implementation of the Right to Information (RTI) Act in 2020…


Freedom of information reform


A Scottish Government consultation on the need to extend the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA) to cover a wider range of bodies involved in providing services…

Transparency and Right to Information Program


Centre for Peace and Development Initiatives, Pakistan (CPDI-Pakistan)

Tel: +92 (0) 51-8312794, 8312795