Have you ever wanted to know about how to ask for information from government bodies but didn’t know where to start?
The right to information gives every person the right to obtain information, documents and data from public bodies and others, without having to give reason. International law has provided States with standards for laws, what are the exemptions and how to appeal in case a request get rejected. Over 120 countries around the world have adopted comprehensive right to information laws or national policies. This means that 90% of the world’s population lives in a country with a RTI law or policy.
New from ARTICLE 19, a game to help you navigate your right to information. Learn how to file right to information requests, exemptions and appeals. Roll the dice and see if you can find out information from the national government or your local school.
Who do you ask? How long do you have to wait? Do you have to pay a fee? What to do if it is classified as TOP SECRET? And watch out for bad requests and broad exemptions.You might have to start over.
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