CRTI Right to Information Champions Award 2017

Since 2014, Coalition on Right to Information, (CRTI) has been successfully conducting Annual RTI Champion Award to protect and promote citizens’ right to information held by public bodies. The award ceremony is executed every year on the International Right to Know Day i.e. September 28th. The International Right to know day is celebrated worldwide to raise awareness about people’s right to access government information while promoting freedom of information as essential to both democracy and good governance.

RTI Champion Award 2017 will be given in two categories. A citizen and a Journalist; who persistently use any of the following laws to have access to information held by public bodies.

  • Freedom of Information Ordinance 2002
  • Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Right to Information Act 2013
  • Punjab Transparency and Right to Information Act 2013
  • Balochistan Freedom of Information Act 2005
  • Sindh Transparency and Right to Information Act 2016

Categories and Evaluation Criteria:

Citizens Category:

Annual RTI Champion Award will be given to a citizen under following evaluation criteria:

  1. Consistent filing of information requests to public bodies/government departments by using RTI law
  2. Persistent use RTI Laws to attain basic rights or for holding public bodies accountable—follows all procedures of complaint etc. under the RTI laws
  3. Public impact of disclosing information

Download form

Journalists Category:

Annual RTI Champion Award will be given to a Journalist under following evaluation criteria:

  1. Frequent use of RTI laws for investigative journalism, access to information being the focus of the story
  2. Is the subject of the story/report/publication of particular public importance
  3. Has the RTI laws been used for the unveiling or confirmation of any facts
  4. Professional quality
  5. Impact of the story/report/publication

Download form