Thursday, February 12, 2009

FOI: A shock to the system

In an article for the Reuters Institute, Jeremy Hayes* considers the Government’s options following a ruling ordering the release of Cabinet Minutes from 2003 on going to war in Iraq, under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

* Jeremy Hayes, is a Senior Output Editor on The World Tonight on BBC Radio 4 and was a BBC Journalist Fellow at the Reuters Institute in Michaelmas term 2008. He is writing here in a personal capacity. His research report ‘The Prising of Information: How the Freedom of Information Act 2000 is serving journalism in the UK’, will be available on the Reuters Institute website in March.

The Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, established in autumn 2006, is based at the Department of Politics and International Relations at the University of Oxford.

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