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  • 23 November 2015

    Ten Years of RTI in India: A New Breed of Activism and Citizenship

    By Aruna Roy and Nikhil Dey Roy and Dey are social activists and members of the Mazdoor Kisan Shakti Sangathan and the National Campaign for People’s Right to Information. This article first appeared in The Hindu and is reprinted with permission. The Right to Information (RTI) Act has completed 10 years of implementation. According to […]

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    • 12 November 2015

      Algeria Urged to Pass a FOI Law

      By Peter Katonene Mwesigwa The author is Legal & Research Officer for the African Freedom of Information Centre. This chapter, reprinted with permission, is part of the AFIC’s RTI in Africa Report 2015. Introduction Algeria faces deep social, economic and political challenges. Ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika’s was re–elected to a fourth term5 In 2014 and […]

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      • 22 October 2015

        Article 19: The Right to Information in Thailand

        The following article was part of a report on the right to information in Asia published by Article 19. Reprinted with permission. The turbulent history of Thailand is reflected in the number of constitutions the country has adopted since the overthrow of the monarchy in 1932.[i] The right to information was first recognised by the […]

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        • 13 October 2015

          SECRET CIA REPORT: Pinochet “Personally Ordered” Washington Car-Bombing

          Washington D.C., October 8, 2015 – The CIA concluded that there was “convincing evidence” that Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet “personally ordered his intelligence chief to carry out the murder” of exiled critic Orlando Letelier in Washington D.C., according to a SECRET memo prepared for President Ronald Reagan in 1987. “Pinochet decided to stonewall on the […]

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          • 9 October 2015

            Prime Minister Abe Subverts Japan’s Public Records Act

            By Lawrence Repeta The author is a professor of law at Meiji University, Tokyo, Japan. Japan’s open government activists hailed the adoption of the national Public Records and Archives Management Act (“Public Records Act”) as a milestone in government accountability. When that law took effect on April 1, 2011, government agencies were legally required to […]

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