Tuesday, July 26, 2005

Media roundup

Press Gazette - reporters unlock the secrets of FoI
"The Freedom of Information Act is proving a useful tool for newspapers seeking to hold their democratic representatives to account, Paul Francis discovers."

Personnel today - Staff shortages meant women allowed to serve at sea
"The Royal Navy was forced to allow women to serve at sea because of a drop in recruitment, according to figures released under the Freedom of Information Act (FOI)."

"THE number of crack cocaine addicts involved in crime has risen more than 300 per cent. Almost 80,000 people admitted to being hooked on the drug last year, compared to 63,000 in 2003. Of those, 2,260 are known to be offenders - a 326 per cent increase on the 1997 figure of 530. "

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