Newsletter 199

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

Right to Information


Around the World

Issue No: 199 E – Alert Issue Date: 28-02-2020


Only 12 RTI applications filed in merged districts in one and half years


Like other laws of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, the Right to Information (RTI) Law was also extended to merged tribal districts after Fata-KP merger under the 25th constitutional amendment…


Transparency of information is vital to a country’s progress

Live Mint

The widespread availability of the internet at the turn of the century followed by ubiquitous access to social media and the advent of a mobile internet…


State of Freedom of Information in Vic report published

The Mandarin

The report provides an overview of the administration of the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (Vic) (FOI Act) by Victorian government agencies over the past five years…


Nampula authorities promise access to information

All Africa

The authorities in the northern Mozambican province of Nampula have guaranteed that local sources of information are open and willing to cooperate with the press…


UNESCO launches 2020 survey on public access to information


Using SDG Indicator 16.10.2, the survey will track progress on the adoption and implementation of constitutional, statutory and/or policy guarantees for public access to information around the world…


EC declines MP’s request for information sharing

Ghana Web

The Electoral Commission has declined a request by Ashaiman MP Ernest Norgbe to share information on how it selected its consultants…


Experts on legal analysis on freedom of expression laws gathered in Bosnia-Herzegovina

Sarajevo Times

Expert legal analysis on freedom of expression laws in BiH and their compatibility with European standards of protection of human rights…


New vexatious rules worry freedom of information advocates that feds can abuse the system

National Post

Any loophole put in the law is there for the government to hide something that people have the right to know…


Freedom of Information legislation, Fit for purpose?


New research has identified a clear accountability gap in the current Freedom of Information (FOI) legislation when it comes to outsourced public services…


FBI and Department of Justice reject Freedom of Information Act document request

World Socialist Web Site

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has rejected a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request filed by David North, national chairman of the Socialist Equality Party (US…


Can information commissions make a difference?

The Express Tribune

Governments in Pakistan have traditionally been reluctant to the point of resentment when it comes to sharing information…

Transparency and Right to Information Program


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