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CPDI RTI Newsletter, Issue No 63


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

Right to Information


Around the World

Issue No: 63

E - Alert

Issue Date: 21-03-2013


Freedom of (some) information: US 'national security' hampers data access
America's Freedom of Information Act has been increasingly sacrificed for the sake of national security, revealed the latest analyses of the Associated Press. Having examined the annual document workflow of the 33 federal government agencies, the ...


Worth Township Denies Freedom of Information Request Seeking 102 Documents
Worth Township Supervisor John “Jack” Murphy says that political opponents in the upcoming election are harassing the township board through a recent freedom of information act request seeking 17 years' worth of financial records. Join Patch: Oak Lawn ...


Canada's Inaction Plan on Revamping Freedom of Information Laws
Canada Free Press
Paul Einarsson couldn't agree more with Canada's latest ranking in the world for upholding freedom of information laws. According to a 2012 study by the Centre for Law and Democracy it has fallen to 55th place of 93 countries worldwide.


Aaron Swartz to be honored with freedom of information award
Zoe Lofgren announced today. Administered by the American Library Association, the award recognizes "individuals who have championed, protected and promoted public access to government information and the public's right to know national information." ...


Major US Federal Agencies Not Obeying Freedom of Information Law
A government-wide audit done by the independent non-governmental National Security Archive indicates a majority of federal agencies have not updated their Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) regulations to comply with legislation, which became law in ...


Shahbaz promises right to information law as first priority
The News International
ISLAMABAD: Chief Minister Punjab Mian Shahbaz Sharif has promised that the first legislation to be passed by the next Punjab Assembly will be the Right to Information law if the PML-N came into power, rekindling a hope for the media and civil society

Big Boost for Access to Information in Africa
And then on Monday, Rwanda became the 11th country on the continent to pass an Access to Information law, indicating the government's commitment to ensure that its citizens can fully realise their right to access information. "The [Rwandan] law is ...


Four years of Right to Information in J&K
The J&K Right to Information Act 2009 completes four years of its enforcement today. The state legislature passed this law on this day in 2009. Before the ...


Freedom of Information Act helps inmate find evidence of possible fraud in ...
Salt Lake Tribune (blog)
For Alfonso Moya-Breton, the federal Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) may be his ticket to getting out of prison sooner. As The Salt Lake Tribune's Brooke Adams reported, the U.S. 10th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that U.S. District Judge Tena...


Zahid Abdullah  -  Programme Manager

Transparency and Right to Information Program
Centre for Peace and Development Initiatives, Pakistan (CPDI-Pakistan)
Tel: 051-2101594; 4319430; 2108287


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