Newsletter 197

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

Right to Information


Around the World

Issue No: 197 E – Alert Issue Date: 28-01-2020


PIC warns of contempt as Senate declines info about its staff

The News

Going by Right of Access to Information Act 2017, the Senate Secretariat is legally obliged to proactively share this information relating staff through its website…


Does the public have a right to see how courts are run? A battle over secret records is brewing in Richmond

Daily Press

Legislators from both parties, upset by the Virginia Supreme Court’s declaration last year that the state Freedom of Information Act doesn’t apply…


Supreme Court FOI ruling will alter public’s relationship with State

The Journal

Nine months after the demise of Irish transparency was first heralded, we are still waiting for the lights to go out…


Samangan provincial authorities and media forge ties to improve access to information

Relief Web

More than 30 journalists and government officials, including the provincial deputy governor, participated in a one-day workshop organized…


Summerside working on access to information bylaw

Journal Pioneer

The regulations are very broad. Access to information can include records, any information electronic, handwritten and can be subject to an access to information request…


Freedom of information law not fit for purpose


Scotland’s freedom of information law is not fit for purpose and MSPs must back “radical reforms” to create a strong culture of transparency and accountability…


Media practitioners sensitised on the RTI Law

Ghana Web

Exempt information is one that bothers on national security, international relations, law enforcement and public safety, parliamentary privilege, fair trial and contempt of court amongst other…


No record available: PMO on RTI seeking details of PM Modi’s media interaction

India Today

The Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) has no record of the press conferences and media interviews given by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his more than five-year long tenure…


The Nigerian Voice

The Nigerian Voice

The suit was filed on behalf of Ms Ovuorie by Lagos-based lawyer, Mr. Agu David Nwaze, a member of the Freedom of Information Legal Response Network…


RTI for post codes of northern prison sites denied

The Examiner

The location of other potential sites for the proposed northern prison has still not been revealed, despite right to information requests…

United Kingdom

Freedom of Information is broken

Open Democracy

The government routinely ignores and undermines the law governing our access to information…

Transparency and Right to Information Program


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