December 28, 2017 06:52 PM NPT
KATHMANDU, Dec 28: 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 endeavor 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 the basics of RTI, guide to practical use of RTI, 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, access to RTI laws, rules, RTI related publications, news and updates, success stories and case studies, and discussion forums for RTI activists and campaigners from across the country.
Similarly, the app is primarily focused on 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 advice and circulate his/her own experiences among other users through a common discussion forum.