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Washington DC, September 28, 2016 – Today we celebrate the 14th annual International Right to Know Day by highlighting a few of the year’s most impactful news stories that were made possible by people taking advantage of right to know (RTK) laws around the world.
Some 113 countries have RTK laws on the books that allow citizens to request access to their government’s information. A sampling of stories - selected from a much longer list curated by Toby McIntosh at FreedomInfo.org -- made possible by people capitalizing on these laws includes:
Result: Government pledged to fill vacancies.
Result: Government announced it would introduce new regulations on drones in a Modern Transport Bill.
Result: Development Ministry examined structural soundness of all building project sites, ordering developers to address 12 specific issues at the project site before allowing work to proceed.
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