Freedom Forum has launched a ‘Right to Information (RTI) Nepal Mobile App’, first of its kind from the civil society organization in Nepal.
The android app, an integrated package on several dimensions of RTI- from principles to practice-, is aimed at making public and the media persons aware on use of RTI and its benefit for contributing to the good governance endeavour in the country.
The mobile app brought at a time when the country has adopted federal system transferring maximum rights to local levels to empower citizens is expected to augment the regime of transparency and accountability in the public affairs. The use of RTI Nepal app is equally important for the journalists to hone their investigative journalism.
The key features of RTI Nepal App are:
a) the basics of RTI,
b) guide to practical use of RTI,
c) facility of download and sharing options of common templates of RTI requests writing, complaints to the chief of public agencies and appeals to the National Information Commission,
d) access to RTI laws, rules, RTI related publications, news and updates, success stories/case studies, and
e) discussion forums for RTI activists and campaigners from across the country.
Similarly, the app is primarily focused at aiding journalists, RTI activists, CSOs, human rights defenders to learn and share ideas as an extended forum. It also guides its users how to exercise their right to information.
One can seek and share the expert advices and circulate his/her own experiences among other users through a common discussion forum.
The link to download the app is- https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.yipl.rtinepal&hl=en
It can be downloaded directly from the Playstore of Android smart phones.
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