Monday, August 21, 2006

International news

INDIA: Right to Information in Jeopardy

Just six months after the Right to Information Act came into force, the bureaucrats in the Indian government are on the verge of rolling back the Act's progressive access provisions. To voice your support immediately, send a protest letter to: before August 25.

MEXICO: Newsweekly Asks for Access to Contested Ballots, Uses Information Act to Request Independent Count

In the spirit of the right to know, Mexican newsweekly Proceso has requested access to documents, tally sheets and ballots pertaining to the July 2, 2006, presidential elections via four different requests through Mexico's Freedom of Information Law.

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