Tag Archives: freedom of information

Guest post: Why 2012 is the year to Save FOI

This guest post is written by Paul Gibbons, aka FoI Man. Today (Monday 20th February), a group of us are formally launching a new campaign. As the title of this post suggests, we are campaigning to #saveFOI. This week sees … Continue reading

Posted in digital open justice, freedom of expression, freedom of information, guest post, human rights, press freedom, public interest | Tagged , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Mid-week media law mop up: XX, YY & ZZ; FoI vs Wikileaking and Crime Maps

A mid-week round up of UK media law news and comment. Not exhaustive, of course. Apologies for its brevity. Lengthier comment next week! Libel Inforrm>>Case Law: Farrall v Kordowski – assessment of libel damages http://bit.ly/h1OdcC LSE MediaPal>>’Ordinary person’ vs ‘the … Continue reading

Posted in media law mop-up, media law resources | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

[Cross-post] 'Freedom of Information in the Wikileaks Era'

This post originally appeared on the Inforrm blog. Julian Assange is more than capable of dominating a room he’s not actually in, showed Monday’s event at the British Institute of International and Comparative Law, ‘Freedom of Information in the WikiLeaks … Continue reading

Posted in freedom of expression, human rights, press freedom | Tagged , | 1 Comment

What to do about libellous Freedom of Information responses?

Some Friday food for thought on FoIs, which happens to coincide with David Higgerson’s similarly themed weekly post. Francis Davey, an independent barrister who advises technology and media companies in computer and internet law, raised an interesting issue on his … Continue reading

Posted in defamation, freedom of information, media law | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Fobbing off with FoI?

Now here’s a curious approach to media relations. Hyperlocal news site VentnorBlog has been told by the Isle of Wight council chief executive, Steve Beynon, to use the Freedom of Information Act to find out the answers to questions about … Continue reading

Posted in freedom of information, journalism | Tagged , | 3 Comments