Islamabad: Coalition on Right to Information, (CRTI) has constituted Annual RTI Champion Award to protect and promote citizens’ Right to Information held by public bodies.
The award ceremony will be held every year on 28th September to celebrate International Right to Know day.
Each year, a citizen, a journalist and an NGO will be given RTI Champion Award who will use right to information laws of Pakistan to have access to information held by public bodies.
The RTI Champion award will be given to the citizen who will persistently try to have access to information held by public bodies through the use of right to information laws.
The award will be given to a journalist who will get access to certified information through the use of right to information legislation and publish story on issue of public importance.
The award will be given to that civil society group which will use RTI legislation for access to information held by public bodies and use the information thus sought in its publications and reports.
The Award Committee will consist of eminent personalities and will be tasked to select one winner from each category under the declared criteria.