Wednesday, April 27, 2005

Media roundup

Cambridge Evening News - 'They are a mini banana republic'
"Katherine Gunderson, from the Campaign for Freedom of Information, said her group was concerned that people were not being allowed to watch an important council debate.She said: "It sounds ridiculous that people are being excluded from the whole meeting. I very much doubt they are going to be discussing exempt information throughout the entire meeting."

Reuters 26th April - Israeli strikes cost British tax payers millions
"The cost of damage to infrastructure paid for by British and European tax payers by the Israeli military in the Gaza Strip and the West Bank has been put at more than £16 million.....The information was released to Christian Aid by the UK’s Department for International Development (DfID) – the government department that manages Britain’s aid to poor countries and works to rid the world of poverty." - ACLU seeks results of tests of chips in passports (USA)
"A civil liberties group is seeking the results of tests the government has conducted on computerized tags it plans to place on all U.S. passports, charging in a statement that officials have "inexplicably kept the details of this testing process secret."

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