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Now you can listen to our first RTI (right to information) radio program "An Introduction to Right to Information" (in Dhivehi), via our podcast, which was first broadcast live on "Rakaave Thibiyaa Dathuru" of Voice of Maldives, on 10th February 2013.For RTI related complaints please call our toll free number 800 300 3567Listen to our 1st podcasst: http://snd.sc/102ghRQ. ...Read more
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SummaryA Right to Information Bill, providing for a Right to Information regime was first tabled in the People’s Majlis in 2007. The bill, however, failed to get the approval of the Majlis by one vote. A Right to Information regulation was enacted by a presidential decree in May 2008, which came into force in January 2009. In August 2008 a new constitution was ratified with a comprehensive bill of rights, which recognised freedom of information as a fundamental right. The same year the first ever multi-party election was held ushering in a new government, which submitted a Right to Information Bill, once again, to the parliament in November 2009. The bill was placed before the Social Affairs Committee for deliberation, where it remains now.The current RTI regulation, which is administere...Read more
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This preliminary analysis of the Maldives’ Freedom of Information Law was produced by the Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative in June 2010, while the Bill was before the Social Affairs Committee for deliberation. Along with general comments on the bill, the submission includes analysis of specific sections and clauses and draws on international best practice to provide suggestions for improvement. Source CHRI ...Read more
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This preliminary analysis of the Maldives’ Freedom of Information Law was produced by the Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative in June 2010, while the Bill was before the Social Affairs Committee for deliberation. Along with general comments on the bill, the submission includes analysis of specific sections and clauses and draws on international best practice to provide suggestions for improvement....Read more
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Articles 29 and 61 of the Constitution guarantees the right to information as follows: “29. Everyone has the freedom to acquire and impart knowledge, information and learning. 61.(a) All statutes, regulations, government orders requiring compliance by citizens and government policies shall be published and made available to the public. (c) All information concerning government decisions shall be made public except information that is declared to be State Secrets by a law enacted by the People’s Majlis. (d) Every citizen has the right to obtain all information possessed by the Government about that person.”...Read more
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