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Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Information warriors

Radio Australia correspondent Murali Krishnan in a report on the murder of an investigative journalist in India helps us keep developments here in perspective:
its not journalists alone who have been in the line of fire. Civil society groups and concerned citizens in India have been protesting against the targeting of people who use powerful transparency laws to expose corruption. Last year nearly 15 information warriors, as they are popularly known, were killed and many more threatened. The Right to Information Act has become a powerful tool that has been used to expose the connections between corrupt officials, politicians and even the mafia.

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