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Comparison of RTI between different countries.

A comparative chart of the cost of getting information in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Punjab province of Pakistan, prepared by CPDI.  Please find the chart attached!...Read more
Posted By : Seema Choudhary
Right to information is a fundamental requirement for transparency and good governance. An informed citizenry is expected to make better political choices and monitor the performance of public bodies more efficiently. A well deliberated Right to Information legislation, effective implementation mechanisms and matching political will can play a significant role in achieving this goal. “Freedom of Information” (FOI) or now increasingly referred to as “Right to Information” (RTI) is a universal fundamental right. It can be defined as the right to access information held by public bodies. This right is recognized under Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948), which states that the fundamental right of freedom of expression encompasses the freedom “to s...Read more
Posted By : Seema Choudhary
Summary Compiled for Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative by Venkatesh Nayak with inputs from members of FOIANET (November 2011)(ATI laws that expressly recognise the rights of citizens only are excluded from this compilation)Source: CHRI...Read more
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