Dying for information: Right to information and whistleblower protection in India
India’s Right to Information Act is one of the most powerful in the world, but the increasing attacks on users of the law suggest a need for further measures. The results of an analysis of newspaper reports indicates the need of a greater focus on how right to information laws are used and increasing awareness of reprisals against users. Donors can engage, through evidence-based dialogue and support, with the issue of reprisals without over-reaching their mandates. Civil society action can help to challenge the impunity of attackers and to build an international coalition to protect whistleblowers.
Suchi Pande. Dying for information: Right to information and whistleblower protection in India. U4 Anti-Corruption Resource Centre, CMI, Bergen, Norway (2015) 6 pp. [U4 Brief, March 2015: 3]