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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’.

Streams of Filth: Cleaning the Rivers Through RTI
Streams of filth: Cleaning the rivers through RTI
Table 6.1: Highlights of RTIs filed to know the pollution levels in rivers
InformationRiver pollution
AuthorityMinistry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change; Central Pollution Control Board; Central Water Commission; State Pollution Control Boards.
ProblemsReports were old and technical; some authorities sent their entire reports.
Applications and appeals39, for first story. (Excluding those filed for the follow up and other related stories.)
Time takenOver a year
StoryStreams of Filth: Money is flowing like water into prominent government projects on river conservation, but there is little ...
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