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      ISLAMABAD: Rhetoric aside, the PML-N and PTI are awkwardly alike in denying the public the right to information as their provincial governments in Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) have framed Right to Information (RTI) laws that will change nothing on ground.   While the provincial governments have taken some small steps, the federal government has done nothing visible to public eye although Information Ministry claims to have drafted an RTI law that is being tightly guarded like Abbottabad Commission report.   Background discussions with the stakeholders and the officials engaged in the exercise indicate that work on Punjab’s draft law has been halted over the differences on appellant body.   Out of the five-member body assigned to finalise the draft, majority vot
Wednesday, 17 July 2013 16:44

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      CHRI organized a half a-day event to launch a dedicated user guide on the Jammu and Kashmir Right to Information Act, 2009. The user guide is first of its kind for the State and grabbed attention from civil society as well from the government representatives.     It was organized in collaboration with Sangharsh RTI movement, a Jammu based coalition of RTI users and activists.  The goal of this book launch was to provide a practical guide to the common citizenry so that they feel comfortable in understanding the Right to Information Act of J&K as well as in using the same to seek accountability from the public authorities.     Another important focus of the book launch was to highlight the success stories mentioned in the book and to aware the participants about the a
Monday, 08 July 2013 12:00

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 Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative in partnership with Transparency Maldives conducted training of trainers for access to information champions in the Maldives. This includes the Local Government Authority, Human Rights Commission, Ministry of Gender, community theater group, law students, and other NGO groups.The idea of this training is to make these champions to go to the field and spread the message of RTI among them. Do you think a robust right to information regime will help to corruption and ensure other human rights in this tiny island country of Maldives?
Friday, 31 May 2013 17:15

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      In the first study of its kind, three SARTIAN members from three different cities in three different countries were commissioned in 2012 to study the legal obligations of city governments to proactively disclose information and then assess the performance of local bodies against these obligations. The first of these studies was carried out by Research Initiatives, Bangladesh and was launched on 13 May 2013 in Dhaka. The full report can be downloaded here. Reports from Karachi & Delhi will be launched over the coming weeks, along with a comparative guide to proactive disclosure as practiced by urban governments in South Asia. This represents a landmark for SARTIAN, which has the co-creation of knowledge and the coordination of research and advocacy at its heart.   
Friday, 31 May 2013 17:15

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      In the first study of its kind, three SARTIAN members from three different cities in three different countries were commissioned in 2012 to study the legal obligations of city governments to proactively disclose information and then assess the performance of local bodies against these obligations. The first of these studies was carried out by Research Initiatives, Bangladesh and was launched on 13 May 2013 in Dhaka. The full report can be downloaded here. Reports from Karachi & Delhi will be launched over the coming weeks, along with a comparative guide to proactive disclosure as practiced by urban governments in South Asia. This represents a landmark for SARTIAN, which has the co-creation of knowledge and the coordination of research and advocacy at its heart.