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How RTI changed the face of investigative journalism in India, forever… The RTI Act has helped investigative journalism in getting information that otherwise would have been almost impossible to unearth despite legal provisions. Using the storyline approach, the author, through his own experiences, unravels how news was collected through persistent efforts using RTI, how the stories evolved, and how the subject was followed up keeping an eye on the rightful impact. Hence the emphasis is less on theory and more on practical aspects, making the book ‘a story behind India's biggest news stories’.

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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