Newsletter 196

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

Right to Information


Around the World

Issue No: 196 E – Alert Issue Date: 15-01-2019


RTI Behind Changing Behavior of Democracy in India


Daren Fitzhenry has been Scotland’s Information Commissioner for a little over two years, a time during which freedom of information (FoI) has been an unusually hot topic…


RTI commission’s annual budget held up at Finance Ministry for the last six months

Business Recorder

Zahid Abdullah is no stranger to Right to Information. As a civil society activist, he is a renowned RTI advocate and a champion of human rights…


Locus And RTI: to be, or not to be?

Live Law

Recently Chief Justice S. A. Bobde had criticised how the concept of locus standi being conspicuous only by its absence in the RTI law and how the Act…


Freedom of Information champion

Manila Standard

With at least 99-percent outstanding performance rating in compliance and response in the electronic freedom of information portal…


Why policymakers must act to preserve information freedom at home and abroad

Washington Post

Topping the very short list of issues that many Democrats and Republicans can agree upon…


Access to Information: A story of resistance from Tunisia

Transparency International

After the Tunisian Revolution in 2010, the government became much more amenable to the ideas of openness and transparency…


Voluntary disclosure will reduce RTI pleas

Times of India

A special workshop for disseminating information about the Right to Information (RTI) Act 2005 was organised…


Ghana: Implementation of RTI must take off smoothly

All Africa

Ghana has become one of the world’s 125th countries across the world with Right to Information (RTI) law…


Speakers stress importance of RTI law

The Express Tribune

Adviser to Sindh Chief Minister on Law, Environment, Climate Change and Coastal Development Barrister Murtaza Wahab…

United Kingdom

Metropolitan Police reject freedom of information request over racism reports from football fans


Metropolitan Police have rejected a freedom of information request relating to how many incidents of racist abuse in the capital’s football stadiums…

Transparency and Right to Information Program


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