Thursday, December 09, 2004

Judge orders release of Alvis documents to Guardian

"In a significant advance for freedom of information, Mr Justice Park in the high court today ordered the release of the court file containing information about bribery allegations against the arms firm Alvis made in earlier proceedings......As a result of this landmark ruling, journalists should now, with permission from the court, be able to inspect the court record of recent cases in which they are interested, even if the cases are over, and even if they have not been present in court throughout the proceedings. This will make the task of serious journalism easier."

"It will also enable the Guardian to publish a major story tomorrow about the bribery allegations against Alvis. The article, and key documents from the case, will be available at"

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