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  • 29 June 2016

    World Bank Publishes ATI Implementation Report

    The text below is the concluding chapter is a report, “Public Access to Information for Development — A Guide to the Effective Implementation of Right to Information Laws.” Published by the World Bank, the report was written by Victoria L. Lemieux and Stephanie E. Trapnell. Lemieux until recently was a senior public sector specialist at […]

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    • 16 June 2016

      Tunisia breaks down government’s secrecy walls

      By Kouloud Dawahi The author is Common Law, Internet Policy Analyst with IGMENA, “a Hivos programme that brings voices together from the MENA region on Internet Governance and policies.” This article was posted on the IGMENA website June 8 and is reprinted with permission. Public sector information The Internet has played a major role in […]

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      • Bangladesh RTI Act: A powerful tool against poverty

        By Shamsul Bari and Ruhi Naz The writers are Chairman, Research Initiatives, Bangladesh (RIB) and Project Coordinator (RTI section) of RIB respectively. Their email is: This article first appeared in The Daily Star on June 15and is reprinted with permission, Rezia Khatun, a 36-year-old woman, became destitute after her husband suddenly died. With three […]

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        • 9 June 2016

          The FOIA’s Best of Times, The FOIA’s Worst of Times

          By Lauren Harper The author writes a weekly round-us of US FOIA news. Click here to sign up for the weekly FRINFORMSUM email newsletter. Harper works for the National Security Archive, also the parent of Tom Blanton, the National Security Archive’s Executive Director, recently told a packed house at Columbia School of Journalism’s FOIA @ 50 conference […]

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          • 6 June 2016

            The Geospatial Information Bill in India Criticized

            By Debaditvo Sinha The author is Senior Research Fellow with the Public Health and Environmental Justice Initiative at the Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy. This article appeared June 3 on and is reprinted with permission. Original headline: “The Geospatial Information Bill will deal a body blow to environmental democracy in India.” The draft Geospatial Information Regulation […]

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