Freedom of Information

By PA Media Lawyer 06 August 9:40
An information tribunal has ruled that the councillors being identified in the Bolton News "could potentially cause unnecessary and unjustified damage".
George Galloway (Reuters)
By Dominic Ponsford 26 March 17:13
A Supreme Court victory for The Times in its seven-year battle to access secret Charity Commission files about George Galloway’s Mariam Appeal for Iraq could “blow open” the UK Freedom of Information Act.
By Press Gazette 26 March 15:01
Media lawyers have welcomed an "important development" in the right to access information from public authorities, after a seven-year legal battle by a Times journalist.
By Press Gazette 20 March 13:09
The justice minister Simon Hughes has confirmed that the government will carry out two consultations on the Freedom of Information Act later this year.
By Ayub Nouinou 03 March 16:59
Over 80 members of staff employed by the BBC are still receiving at least £150,000 in annual salaries, according to the Sunday Times. These revelations have provoked accusations against the new director-general that he will fail to meet the promises to diminish excessive pay at the broadcasting corporation.
By Press Gazette 03 March 10:20
An NHS whistleblower could be sacked after telling the Daily Mail that a hospital was fiddling its death rates.
By PA Media Lawyer 24 February 16:04
The Attorney General had no reasonable grounds for blocking a court ruling which would allow the disclosure of letters the Prince of Wales wrote to Government ministers, the Court of Appeal was told today.
Maria Miller, Culture, Media and Sport Secretary (Credit: BBC)
By Darren Boyle 20 January 8:42
The Government has refused to release official advice it has received about the legality of its new planned press regulator according to reports over the weekend.
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By Ilse Bruijn 30 October 7:22
Prime Minister David Cameron was today urged to drop proposed changes to the Freedom of Information Act, in a letter sent to him by newspapers, campaign groups and charities.
By Gavriel Hollander 05 September 10:31
Max Mosley’s attempt to remove all references from Google to a News of the World story about a sadomasochistic sex session has been described as “censorship” by freedom of speech campaigners.
By PA Media Lawyer 03 September 16:35

A convicted rapist who became embroiled in a legal dispute with the Ministry of Justice has lost a fight to keep his name out of media reports.

By Gavriel Hollander 22 August 9:07
Journalists’ right to film and tweet from council meetings is set to be enshrined in new guidelines to be issued by the Government.
By Louise Ashwell 05 August 11:10
The Society of Editors’ annual conference will return to London on November 11 and 12 with the theme 'Freedom to Inform'.
By Gavriel Hollander 09 July 11:07
A Guardian journalist has lost a long-running legal battle against the Attorney General to allow access to letters between the Prince of Wales and government ministers.
By Gavriel Hollander 11 June 11:30
The Scottish Government is set to extend the scope of its Freedom of Information laws to include some non-governmental bodies.
By Gavriel Hollander 10 June 8:23
The Campaign for Freedom of Information is facing a short-term funding crisis following a series of upfront payments as part of a move to new offices.
By William Turvill 30 May 7:11
More freedom of information requests are likely to be refused as vexatious under new guidance, the Campaign for Freedom of Information has warned.
By PA Media Lawyer 09 May 15:48
The Attorney General wrongly overrode the decision of "an independent and impartial tribunal" when he blocked public disclosure of letters the Prince of Wales wrote to Government ministers, the High Court has been told.
Prince Charles (Reuters)
By PA Media Lawyer 08 May 9:40
A legal challenge to a decision which blocks the disclosure of letters the Prince of Wales wrote to ministers will be heard at the High Court today.
Prince Charles. Pic: Reuters
By PA Media Lawyer 18 October 8:32
Guardian News and Media is to go to the High Court in an attempt to challenge a veto that Attorney General Dominic Grieve QC imposed to block the release of letters the Prince of Wales wrote to government ministers.

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