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Right to information is for confidence in public institutions

The news of curtailment of information from public institutions is increasing. It was civil service rules and, this week, there was news that even the National Assembly came up with the rule prohibiting the media from interviewing members of parliament during the session including taking photos of members of parliament that would be considered negative. The institutions failed to realize that such measures are counterproductive and undemocratic and contribute significantly to the loss of confidence in these public institutions.

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