The media, being the fourth state organ, shoulders the responsibility to make the state accountable and transparent. As things stand now, when most people are not aware of exercising their right to freedom of information in a direct and personal way, the media’s role and significance of empowering the public about legal advantages of Right to Information (RTI) as an anti-corruption weapon has become all the more important.
The RTI law has given a greater and wider space for the media to play in empowering people and consolidating a democratic polity. By using this legislation, the media can investigate and expose issues of wider public interest. The media, as the guardian of freedom of speech, can open up “closed doors” to transparency and accountability by disseminating i