Freedom of information

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Defence research agency for 'high-risk' projects on cards for UK
Laws to pave way for ‘brainchild’ project of Dominic Cummings – exempt from FoI law and allotted £800m funding

Heather Stewart

17, Feb, 2021 @8:22 PM

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Freedom of information is a right, but the government is intent on suppressing it | Mary Fitzgerald
From HIV-infected blood to the cladding scandal, the Tories are avoiding democratic scrutiny, says Mary Fitzgerald of openDemocracy

Mary Fitzgerald

13, Feb, 2021 @9:00 PM

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UK editors call on ministers to protect freedom of information
Open letter raises concerns public is being obstructed when requesting information from official files

Rob Evans

08, Feb, 2021 @10:00 PM

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Freedom of information requests dogged by delays and obfuscation | Letters
Letters: Dr Mike Sheaff and Dr David Lowry detail their long and frustrating battles to get information from government departments


29, Nov, 2020 @6:06 PM

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'Orwellian' government unit obstructs freedom of information, says report
‘Clearing house’ requires Whitehall departments to send it sensitive requests for vetting

Rob Evans

24, Nov, 2020 @6:00 AM

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Court to rule on UK freedom of information bids from overseas
Cases have been blocked despite guidance saying anyone can make a request

Owen Bowcott Legal affairs correspondent

06, Oct, 2020 @10:22 AM

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Infected blood scandal: Treasury refuses to publish key documents
Response to FoI request from victim’s son says disclosure may attract ‘disruptive’ media coverage

Owen Bowcott Legal affairs correspondent

21, Sep, 2020 @9:16 AM

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Hongkongers face a Kafkaesque reality as censors outlaw the words of protest | Louisa Lim
Opponents of the national security law have been reduced to holding blank sheets of paper to avoid instant arrest

Louisa Lim

05, Jul, 2020 @5:10 AM

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Lying about our history? Now that's something Britain excels at | Ian Cobain
Millions of records about empire, the slave trade and the cold war were hidden or destroyed by the British state, says author Ian Cobain

Ian Cobain

18, Jun, 2020 @7:00 AM

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Trust in scientists grows as fake coronavirus news rises, UK poll finds
Poll finds 64% of voters more likely to listen to expert advice as 51% say they have seen fake news about virus

Severin Carrell

05, May, 2020 @11:47 AM

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Transport secretary promised EasyJet not to levy green taxes
Airline given £600m coronavirus bailout with no strings attached

Sandra Laville Environment correspondent

30, Apr, 2020 @9:00 AM

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Social media no longer tolerates toxic lies? Don't believe a word of it
Conspiracy theories put lives at risk. But how much do Google and Facebook care?

Nick Cohen

25, Apr, 2020 @5:30 PM

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