India Firm To Pay for 1,000 FOI Requests

The founder of Indian e-commerce firm Paytm, Vijay Shekhar Sharmahas agreed to sponsor 1,000 Right to Information requests for filed in the public interest and by poor people. The cost to file a request at an online platform ranges from US $1.50 to $3.00. India's RTI law is widely used and considered a success story. "People have been truly empowered by using this tool," Sharma said.

Source: Economic Times

Posted on: December 18, 2015

Big Business Tries To Muzzle Indian Journalism

Legal actions are increasingly being used by large corporations to threaten the media into silence in India, reports the Committee to Protect Journalists. The country's outdated media laws include both criminal and civil libel statutes, and they are being abused by powerful companies and individuals.

Source: Committee to Protect Journalists

Posted on: October 9, 2014