Freedom of information

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Labour asks why Treasury unit let oligarch under sanctions bring libel case
Key Putin ally who founded Wagner mercenaries attempted to ‘subvert sanctions and silence journalist’

Jessica Elgot

25, Jan, 2023 @3:26 PM

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UK placed in third tier in global index of free expression
Index on Censorship lists UK as only ‘partially' open’ in every key metric for the year 2021

Ben Quinn

25, Jan, 2023 @12:01 AM

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Greenpeace accuses Treasury of distorting its stance on biomass burning
Briefing notes obtained by FoI reveal minister meeting with Drax CEO was told Greenpeace supported practice

Fiona Harvey and Phoebe Cooke

24, Jan, 2023 @11:30 AM

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The royals’ shroud of secrecy serves a dismaying purpose | Jemimah Steinfeld
Prince Harry aside, the royals excel at hiding information about themselves – and this prevents them being held to account, says Jemimah Steinfeld, editor in chief of Index on Censorship

Jemimah Steinfeld

18, Jan, 2023 @10:00 AM

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Ambulance waiting times in England three times longer in some rural areas
Disparity between rural and urban areas uncovered by Lib Dem FoI requests to 10 ambulance trusts

Peter Walker Political correspondent

01, Dec, 2022 @8:54 AM

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Instagram told to reinstate music video removed at request of Met police
Oversight board says removal of Secrets Not Safe by Chinx (OS) suggests ‘over-policing of certain communities’

Alex Hern

22, Nov, 2022 @1:00 PM

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Ministers may face legal action over documents on Queen’s hidden wealth
BEIS has until end of October to respond to request from information commissioner or risk being taken to court

David Pegg and Rob Evans

11, Oct, 2022 @12:54 PM

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Kwasi Kwarteng’s secret meetings with Saudi oil firms revealed
Exclusive: Meetings while in Saudi Arabia undisclosed due to ‘administrative oversight’, says business department

Henry Dyer

11, Oct, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Home Office age disputes putting child asylum seekers at risk, reports find
Research highlights concerns about how government treats young people arriving in UK to seek asylum

Diane Taylor

30, Sep, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Don’t cheer for the Espionage Act being used against Donald Trump. It will backfire | Trevor Timm
Wishing to see Trump called to account need not make us champion a 100-year-old statute used to target whistleblowers

Trevor Timm

21, Sep, 2022 @10:25 AM

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‘Orwellian’ government unit accused of blocking FoI requests to be replaced
Clearing house had been criticised for its lack of transparency and its powers to control information

Haroon Siddique Legal affairs correspondent

25, Aug, 2022 @6:08 PM

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Foreign Office official raised ‘stark’ criticisms of Rwanda plan, court hears
Guardian, BBC and Times seek release of documents about policy of sending asylum seekers abroad

Diane Taylor

16, Aug, 2022 @11:36 PM

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