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CPDI RTI Newsletter Issue No, 86


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

Right to Information


Around the World

Issue No: 86

E - Alert

Issue Date: 02-05-2014




Why can FOIA requests cost so much?

FOI finds 10000 new drivers had licences revoked

BBC News

Freedom of Information request to the DVLA found 10,797 drivers with fewer than two years' experience lost their licences. More than half of those ...


Tejpal resorts to RTI to learn amount spent on his prosecution

Times of India

PANAJI: Tehelka founder editor Tarun Tejpal has submitted a right to information (RTI) application to the police department to find out the expense ...


Speaker John Bercow has run up half a MILLION pounds in expenses

Daily Mail

... travel, and even £2,400 on curtain cleaning. Details of the Speaker's office expenses were obtained by The Sun under Freedom of Information laws.


Climate scientist's privacy victory may prove a lose for journalists

Columbia Journalism Review (blog)

Freedom of information laws are meant to keep government accountable, not to enable the harassment of scientists. The court explained its opinion ...


67 British Doctors Who Signed Blank Forms Authorizing Abortions Face No Discipline

Freedom of Information request has revealed that 67 abortionists who illegally signed blank abortion forms for women seeking abortions in England ...


Transparency and access: Right to Information Act yet to be fully implemented

The Express Tribune

More than a 100 days have passed since the Punjab Assembly passed the Transparency andRight to Information (RTI) Act 2013. According to clause ...


More than 43000 animals used in university's labs

Birmingham Mail

Details released under the Freedom of Information Act show 40,870 mice, 1,480 rats, 1,220 fish and 90 amphibians were used in the university's ...


Police pay company £45000 to watch officers' Twitter and Facebook accounts

Birmingham Mail

The Mail lodged the Freedom of Information request about the payments, which have topped £45,900 since September 5, 2011. It said all of the forces ...


Students can get answer sheets for Rs 2 per page: HC

Times of India

A division bench of Chief Justice G Rohini and Justice Pradeep Nandrajog has said that under theRight to Information (Regulation of Fee and Cost) ...


Display list of medicines available in hospitals: SIC

Kashmir Times

The Information Commissioner Dr S K Sharma passed this order while ... to ensure compliance of Section 4 of the J&K Right to Information Act 2009, ...


Adopted children have right to info on biological parents — Children's Advocate

Jamaica Observer

"I think the right to information in a structured way as the review proposes to do is in fact a very critical factor and is reflective of how this review seeks ...


Figures show 492 assaults on teachers in East Dunbartonshire

Kirkintilloch Herald

Figures released under the Freedom of Information Act show there were 380 physical attacks on teachers since 2008 and 112 verbal assaults.


Time for Denmark to Acknowledge its Role in CIA's al-Awlaki Killing | Open Society Foundations ...

NEW YORK—The Open Society Justice Initiative has filed a series of freedom of informationrequests with the Danish government regarding its role in ...




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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