Thursday, January 19, 2006

Al Jazeera lodges FoI request to see if Bush planned to bomb its HQ

this story is taken from today's Press Gazette, it gives more detail about the different approach to the request and does reference my request:

"Lawyers for Arabic broadcaster Al Jazeera have submitted a Freedom of Information request asking the Government to publish the conversation between Tony Blair and George Bush in which the American president is alleged to have talked of his plan to bomb the station's headquarters.

The FoI request has been made on behalf of the station and a number of its staff, including managing director Wadah Khanfar, by law firm Finers Stephens Innocent. It states that its applicants were not only the company, but "individuals whose very right to life is at stake"

Read the full story

Will post more soon

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