Newsletter 198

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

Right to Information


Around the World

Issue No: 198 E – Alert Issue Date: 13-02-2020


Regulatory trends: what is new in freedom of information?


The Report noted that since 2015 and the extension of FOI to a number of new public bodies, there has been a 32% increase in the total requests made to public bodies…


Pakistan’s faux democracy unable to respect the right to information

Global Village Space

In Pakistan, the RTI has been bestowed a constitutional status of a fundamental right in the 18th constitutional amendment…


Access to information enables open local government


An informed citizenry can only provide civic oversight on the decisions and functions of the government and public authorities…


Access to information and privilege: the saga continues


The Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench has provided some much needed guidance on solicitor-client privilege…


Implement access to information law

Amnesty International

In Afghanistan, 30 different media organizations have called on the government to effectively implement the Afghan Access to Information Law, including providing information on key human rights issues…


Panama takes a turn towards transparency, but will it go far enough?

Transparency International

The country that became almost synonymous with the creation of offshore companies for disguising corrupt and illicit activity…


Now, you need to prove you’re an Indian before you seek information via RTI

Business Insider India

It is shocking how the university has twisted the RTI law as per its whims and fancy. It does not have any authority to do so…


SC notice to government on Jairam Ramesh’s plea against chan

Times of India

A bench of Justices DY Chandrachud and KM Joseph issued notice to the Centre and asked it to file response within four weeks on the petition filed…


Are Ghanaians ready to take advantage of the new right to information law?

All Africa

After more than 20 years of considerable legislative maneuvering and exhaustive political scrutiny, Ghana’s right to information (RTI) law has come into effect…


What to know about Freedom of Information Act

Osun Defender

There is no gainsaying that information contributes largely to the success of any active society…


Strategy to implement RTI law discussed

The News International

Punjab Information Commission held a two-day National Forum of Information Commissioners of Pakistan here…

Transparency and Right to Information Program


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

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