Friday, March 19, 2004

Press will be primed on FOI warns Campaign for FOI

Taken from E-government bulletin:

"The Campaign for Freedom of Information ( is
to write to every newspaper editor asking them to test out their local
councils, according to the campaign's director Maurice Frankel.

"We are going to write to every newspaper in the country, explaining
the act, offering training on the act and explaining what they can do to
put the act to test," Frankel told an E-Government Bulletin seminar last
month. "You are going to be tested on this legislation the moment it
comes into force by your local newspapers, by national newspapers, by
local groups of various kinds. It's going to be on the front page if you
don't do it properly." He declined to offer precise details of the form
the test for councils would take, to preserve an element of surprise."

Presentations from the seminar 'Freedom of information
compliance - the key to e-government?' are available on the web

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