Monday, May 23, 2005

Media roundup

Times of India - New law could transform state-citizen equation
"The title of the TOI editorial - "Two cheers for Right to Information Bill" (May 13) - is true in more ways than one. We need to appreciate the challenges that lie ahead as we come to terms with this potentially path-breaking legislation. How can the bureaucracy be persuaded to support, and not hamper, the implementation process? Can as many Indians as possible be encouraged to use the law to enforce transparency and accountability in the system?"

Guardian 22nd May - Records Reveal Guantanamo Stories
"Their stories are tucked inside nearly 2,000 pages of documents the U.S. government released to The Associated Press under a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit."

East Anglian Daily Times - Rise in police disciplinary action cases
"Data obtained under the Freedom of Information Act shows almost 50 Essex Police officers were required to resign, demoted, fined or issued with written warnings in the last financial year."

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