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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’.

How a Journalist can Use RTI and See the Change
How a journalist can use RTI and see the change

What I have observed in the last 10 years of the implementation of RTI Act is that while its users have tried to learn how to use it, public authorities have already learnt how to deny the information, claiming exemptions using various circulars of the DoPT and respective departments of state governments, orders of the central and SICs, and of the Supreme Court and various High Courts. Moreover, they quite often give ...

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