Ruhi Naz | The Daily Star
  • Ruhi Naz

  • Learning from the UK’s experience

    Our last column was focused on the multifarious use of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) in the United States.
  • Using the right to information to improve the country

    How has the global use of Right to Information (RTI) laws brought about important new developments and catalysed change? The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) regime in the US is the perfect example to illustrate this story.
  • Engaging citizens to use the RTI law

    Those who read this column regularly are aware of its two recurring themes.
  • Law needs RTI-defenders

    The global excitement about Right to Information (RTI) appears to be on the wane. Instead of facilitating citizens’ role to monitor public work by accessing official documents, governments are resorting to procedural and other hurdles to curtail the reach of the law.
  • RTI law: Bridging the gap between promise and practice

    The euphoria accompanying the fall of the Berlin Wall and the end of the Cold War era late last century was followed by an upsurge of democracy in the new republics and a resurgence in nominal democracies.