NOVEMBER 02, 2008 Chairperson of Freedom Forum and Citizens Campaign for Right to Information (CCRI), Taranath Dahal is leaving for Indian capital New Delhi today to attend a two-day international conference on “Right to Information (RTI) for Reinforcement of Good Governance” organized to mark third anniversary of RTI enforcement in India.
Indian Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh is scheduled to inaugurate the conference organized by National Information Commission (NIC) of India. The conference is to be held on coming November 3-4.
The conference is set to hold discussions over the issues such as right to information, individual privacy, right to information and poverty alleviation, right to information and transparent good governance, right to information and rural empowerment, right to information and media and civil society, among others. Likewise, the conference will also review right to information initiatives and situation in South Asia.
Chairperson Dahal will thoroughly shed light about the poor condition of information flow even following the 14 months of enforcement of RTI in Nepal and government’s indifference towards it.
The Forum believes that the opportunity provided to Dahal to attend this conference from Nepal on the invitation and reception of NIC, India is highly significant.
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