Ruhi Naz | The Daily Star
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  • Disclosure laws should be on citizens' agenda for the next elections

    Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's removal from office was the subject of much attention in Bangladesh and elsewhere. But buried within the story about political turmoil and the future of civilian rule in Pakistan was a story about leaked information and disclosure of assets.
  • Eight years old - How is the Right to Information Act faring?

    "The freedom of a nation cannot be upheld by laws alone, but also by the light of the nation and knowledge of their use." These words by Anders Chydenius, a Swedish enlightenment thinker and politician of the eighteenth century, had set the ball rolling for the adoption of world's first freedom of information law in Sweden and Finland in 1766. Since then around 115 countries/territories have enacted similar transparency laws.
  • A new breed of truth seekers

    There is a new breed of fans in South Asia: fans of the Right to Information (RTI) laws in our region. These are passionate, almost fanatical, RTI activists.
  • Promoting “open government” through the RTI Act

    We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when adults are afraid of the light.”
  • An accountable government can realise the SDGs

    The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 2030 are reported to be receiving serious attention from the government and civil society in Bangladesh.
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