"Freedom of information legislation" Essays and Research Papers

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  • Freedom Of Information

    balanced flow of information into‚ out of‚ and across the country. The press‚ and for the matter‚ the public‚ has a constitutional right to demand the examination of public records as part of freedom of information (Paterson‚ 2005). It is a public right where the parties concerned are the citizens and they can ask for information as long as it is of public interest. This is the freedom of information. It simply means the access by individuals as a presumptive right to information held by public authorities

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  • Freedom Of Information Policy 1

    0 REPUBLIC OF KENYA DRAFT FREEDOM OF INFORMATION POLICY BY MINISTRY OF INFORMATION & COMMUNICATIONS APRIL 2007 VISION A knowledge-based Kenyan Society MISSION STATEMENT To ensure maximum access by all Kenyans to information held by public authorities to enable the country to transition to a knowledge-based society. 2 TABLE OF CONTENTS GLOSSARY OF TERMS ...........................................................................................5 1. INTRODUCTION..........................

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  • Re-Visiting the Freedom of Information Bill: Need for Access to Information in Nigeria

    RE-VISITING THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION BILL: NEED FOR ACCESS TO INFORMATION IN NIGERIA BY ONDOTIMI SONGI* BACKGROUND This paper comes in the wake of the 2010 World Press Freedom Day marked by the world including Nigeria on 3 May‚ 2010. One aspect of press freedom that is of interest to me having regard to its importance in building the Nigerian nation is the need for freedom of information (FOI) or access to information held by public officials. It is now a cliché to say that there is

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  • Freedom of Information Bill, a Solution to End Corruption?

    Introduction The House of Representatives miserably failed to ratify the Freedom of Information bill‚ would-be law 15 years in the making‚ because of the purported lack of a quorum to put the bill to a vote in the Lower House session hall. A month before that‚ then presidential candidate Benigno Aquino III promised that the FOI bill would be a priority if he became President. An FOI law‚ after all‚ would concretize his vision to stamp out government corruption by making the records of public

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  • Right to Information

    UNIT-21 Structure 21.0 21.1 21.2 21.3 21.4 21.5 21.6 21.7 21.8 21.9 TRANSPARENCY AND RIGHT TO INFORMATION Learning Outcome Introduction Transparency and Right to Information Right to Information: An International Perspective Right to Information: The Indian Scenario Right to Information Act 2005: Main Features Implementing Right to Information: Tasks Ahead Conclusion Key Concepts References and Further Reading 21.10 Activities 21.0 LEARNING OUTCOME After reading this Unit‚ you should

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  • Right to Information

    1. Corruption 2. Jan lokpal Bill 3. Terrorism 4. Pollution 5. Environmental issues 6. Secularism 7. Right to Reject 8. Right of Information 9. Leadership – do or don’t Global Warming Vs Global Cooling 10. 11. Indian Educational System Essay on Terrorism - A Threat to Mankind Terrorism can be defined as the use of violence to achieve some goals. It is completely different from war and policy. The evils of terrorism have considerably grown over years. Terrorism has affected not only

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  • History of Right to Information

    HISTORY OF RIGHT TO INFORMATION INTRODUCTION: Right to Information has given a platform to the people to know about the proper functioning and the administration of the government. Before the need for Right to Information emerged‚ there were other acts such as the Evidence Act and the Official Secrets Act which gave certain privileges to the government to prevent certain documents to be disclosed to the public. As a result the government started using these privileges to serve their own ends

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  • Right to Information Act

    Executive Summary The Indian Government‚ to promote transparency and accountability in the administration processes‚ brought into force the Right to Information Act on October 12th‚ 2005. As per the Parliament of India‚ the purpose of the RTI Act is ‘to provide for setting out the practical regime of right to information for citizens’[i]. The Act applies to all the states and union territories of India‚ except Jammu and Kashmir. The Act is applicable to all constitutional authorities – any

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  • Project on -Right to Information

    Right to Information In Bangladesh Introduction: The Right to Information is the key to all other rights. It is among the most important instruments to effectively empower those to whom power should belong in democracy - the people. The United Nations has called it the touchstone of all the freedoms to which UN is consecrated.3 The history of the recognition of the right to information is much older though. The first country to have the RTI law was Finland and Sweden in 1766 when the former

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  • Right To Information Act 2009

    2010‚ April 27 EDITORIAL Right To Information Act 2009 M S Siddiqui A citizen of a free and democratic country has the right to have access to information and know everything happening around him. It is a fundamental right of every citizen as enshrined in the UN resolution in its very first session in 1946‚ stating that ’Freedom of information is a fundamental human right.’ It is interesting to note that the right to information laws existed about 200 years before the UN resolution

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