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Documentary on Information as Right: use of RTI Act by civil rights activists.

July 26, 2020 By: information Category: RTI Column

 

Documentary on Information as Right: use of RTI Act by civil rights activists.

Transparency and accountability of government actions during Covid 19 pandemic

July 18, 2020 By: information Category: RTI Column

Daily Star, June 15, 2020
Transparency and accountability of government actions during Covid 19 pandemic
Shamsul Bari and Ruhi Naz
The Covid-19 pandemic will be recorded as one of the most consequential events in human history. A small part of that history will relate to how governments interacted with their populations in responding to the crisis. Read More.

RTI/FOI Acts: Another Victim of the Covid 19 Pandemic

July 18, 2020 By: information Category: RTI Column

Daily Star, May 15, 2020
RTI/FOI Acts: Another Victim of the Covid 19 Pandemic
Shamsul Bari and Ruhi Naz
One of the institutional casualties of the global Covid-19 pandemic is people’s right to information. The Right to Information (RTI) Act, also known as Freedom of Information (FOI) Act in many countries, hosts the transparency regimes in around 130 out of some 210 countries affected by the pandemic. All of them fell victim to government lockdowns, imposed to fight the menace, making most of them inoperative almost instantly. Read More.

RTI in the time of coronavirus

July 18, 2020 By: information Category: RTI Column

Daily Star, April 16, 2020
RTI in the time of coronavirus
Shamsul Bari
The Covid-19 pandemic, sowing misery across the world, has thrown the role of the state into stark relief. No entity but the government can command the resources and the all-of-society coordination essential to respond adequately to this threat. Countries where the people and the government have mutual trust are likely to fare better. Read More.