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




nullOn 1st January 2005 the Freedom of Information Act came into full effect in the UK.

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?


Chris Graham, FOI Commissioner
Martin Rosenbaum, BBC
Professor Heather Brooke, City University London and FOI campaigner
Tom Felle, City University London
Chair: Roy Greenslade

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6.30pm - 8.00pmWednesday 4th February 2015

Oliver Thompson Lecture Theatre Tait Building Northampton Square London EC1V 0HB United Kingdom

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