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Thirty-five information commissioners from 25 countries, meeting April 21 in Santiago, Chile, “expressed concern” regarding “some important challenges” to the right to information. In particular, the commissioners identified: The continuing inequalities that limit the right to access information for all citizens, The deterioration of the right to access information because of the approval of legislation and public policies contrary to that right, The weakening of the right to access information through the use of new technologies, The lack of adequate funding, support and maintenance of the organs of supervision. The commissioners urged governments, civil society organizations, the international community and citizens “to remain vigilant and work together to protect, promot...Read more
Posted By : Seema Choudhary
A One-Day Meeting with Strategic Partners, Partner CSOs and organization working on RTI for forming a National Coalition on RTI was held on 22nd March, 2015 in Kathmandu.   The Meeting aimed at building strong network among organizations working on RTI in Nepal. 35 representatives of 16 different districts from Central Development Region and Western Development Regions participated in the Meeting.   In the beginning of the Meeting, Mr. Tanka Aryal, Executive Director of CCRI described about the importance of coalition of organization working on RTI and Plan of CCRI on it. Mr. Dahal also called the potential partner CSOs to be a part of this campaign.   Mr. Taranath Dahal, the Chairperson of Citizens' Campaign for Right to Information (CCRI) presented about the modality of the Coal...Read more
Posted By : Suchismita Goswami
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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SummaryA report by Transparency International Bangladesh (TI-B) on the events held to mark Right to Know Day 2010.Related Resource Transparency International Bangladesh...Read more
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SummaryA power point presentation by Transparency International Bangladesh (TI-B) on the events held to mark Right to Know Day 2011.Related Resource Source: Transparency International Bangladesh...Read more
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