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Advent of RTI and Role of Media
Advent of RTI and role of media
Seeds of RTI Act in India

After an inordinate delay, Indians got their right to information (RTI) on October 12, 2005. The RTI Act is considered an extension of Article 19(1)(a) of the Indian Constitution which says: “All citizens shall have the right to freedom of speech and expression.”1 The framers of the Indian Constitution considered the freedom of the press as an essential part of the freedom of speech and expression, subject to the restrictions that are ...

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