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4th February, 2015

10 years of FOI in the UK: freedom fighting or lazy journalism?

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4th February, 2015
City University London, Oliver Thompson Lecture Theatre, Northampton Square, London EC1V 4PB
Free, booking required

The Freedom of Information Act provides public access to information held by public authorities. Public authorities are obliged to publish certain information about their activities; and members of the public are entitled to request information from public authorities. Together with the launch of a new book “10 years of FOI: freedom fighting or lazy journalism?” edited by City University journalism academic Tom Felle, and former BBC producer John Mair, a panel of experts will discuss if the legislation has freed up reporters to conduct campaigning investigations in the public interest, or is it just an excuse for lazy journalism?

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