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Calls to action or awareness building for specific RTI issues.

Press Note on the Documentation of RTI Interventions Skill Building Training Session for Civil Society  
Wednesday, 23 September 2015 12:10

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A two-day capacity building workshop concluded at Cultural Hall Kargil, today.  The workshop was organized by J&K RTI Movement and Common Wealth Human Rights Initiative.  Yesterday the workshop was inaugurated by the Chairman and Chief Executive Councilor Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council Kargil, Haji Mohammad Haneefa Jan. Noted activists from Delhi and Kashmir, Venkatesh Nayak, Manisha Chaheri and Dr Ghulam Rasool were present on the occasion.  The activists interacted with the local activists and discussed various issues related to district Kargil.  The representatives of Student Educational Movement Kargil (SEMOK) and Youth Action Committee also attended the workshop. Ventakesh Nayak (CHRI) and Dr Ghulam Rasool (J&K RTI) gave a presentation on Right To Informa
Being an RTI user or activist in India is fraught with dangers. Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI), an NGO based-out of New Delhi, has compiled data of the number of individuals who have been allegedly attacked and harassed for seeking information under the RTI Act since its implementation in 2005.   See more : http://www.thenewsminute.com/article/four-charts-show-it%E2%80%99s-not-safe-be-rti-activist-india-34091
The director-general (DG) of National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB), Government of India, has declared that the bureau cannot revise the new template for capturing the number of murders of right to information (RTI) users, social activists, whistleblowers and mediapersons separately, in addition to the instances of grievous hurts, separately, so that these could be counted as human rights violations. The DG, NCRB, who is a serving officer of the Indian Police Service (IPS), said this in reply to a letter written by Baijayant (Jay) Panda, Member of Parliament (MP) in the Lok Sabha from Odisha. Currently, there is no way of differentiating the thousands of other murders from these attacks on human rights activists. Panda had simultaneously suggested that such information be passed on to the
Tuesday, 11 August 2015 11:21

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Job Description: Right to Information Campaigner / Researcher Access Info Europe, an international human rights organisation specialising in the right of access to information, based in Madrid, is looking for a researcher and campaigner to work on projects to promote the right of access to information across Europe, both at the national and EU levels. This is position is for someone who already has relevant work experience, particularly in the fields of democratisation, governance, and human rights work. The successful candidate will engage in the full range of Access Info Europe’s advocacy activities, with responsibilities including managing projects and campaigns, conducting research and analysis, developing advocacy materials, working with partners across Europe and globally, mee
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