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Freedom of Information in the balance: Debate




Series: Journalism Futures

UPDATE: The Government bowed to public pressure on Monday and announced that it will not be changing the Freedom of Information Act.

The emphasis of thijs event will now be on discussing the implications of that announcement, how journalists can make the best use of the Act and how it can be strengthened.

Ten years on, the UK Freedom of Information Act is threatened by a government review which could lead to it being dramatically weakened as a tool for journalists and others.


Press Gazette editor Dominic Ponsford with:

Heather Brooke – the journalist whose campaigning investigation and use of FoI helped break the MPs’ Expenses Scandal

Rob Evans – The Guardian journalist whose ten-year battle to force publication of Prince Charles’ letters to ministers helped prompt the current review of the act

Jonathan Isaby – Chief executive of the Taxpayers' Alliance, former editor of Conservative Home.

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When & where

6.00pm - 7.30pmMonday 7th March 2016

Oliver Thompson Lecture Theatre Tait Building City, University of London Northampton Square London EC1V 0HB United Kingdom

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