the impact of the freedom of information act on central government in the uk does foi work

Download Book The Impact Of The Freedom Of Information Act On Central Government In The Uk Does Foi Work in PDF format. You can Read Online The Impact Of The Freedom Of Information Act On Central Government In The Uk Does Foi Work here in PDF, EPUB, Mobi or Docx formats.

The Impact Of The Freedom Of Information Act On Central Government In The Uk

Author : R. Hazell
ISBN : 9780230281998
Genre : Political Science
File Size : 24. 9 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 574
Read : 1322

Download Now


Based on interviews with officials, requesters and journalists, as well as a survey of FOI requesters and a study of stories in the national media, this book offers a unique insight into how the Freedom of Information Act 2000 really works.

The Impact Of The Freedom Of Information Act On Central Government In The Uk

Author : Robert Hazell
ISBN : NWU:35556040912297
Genre : Law
File Size : 32. 68 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 635
Read : 551

Download Now


"Evaluates the performance of the Act against its objectives, and its impact on Whitehall. Draws upon evidence from interviews with officials, plus FOI requesters and journalists as well as stories in the national press." - cover.

The Impact Of The Freedom Of Information Act On Central Government In The Uk

Author : R. Hazell
ISBN : 1349321249
Genre : Political Science
File Size : 55. 43 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 384
Read : 833

Download Now


Based on interviews with officials, requesters and journalists, as well as a survey of FOI requesters and a study of stories in the national media, this book offers a unique insight into how the Freedom of Information Act 2000 really works.

Post Legislative Scrutiny Of The Freedom Of Information Act 2000

Author : Great Britain: Parliament: House of Commons: Justice Committee
ISBN : 0215047338
Genre : Political Science
File Size : 47. 10 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 129
Read : 1103

Download Now


Some former Ministers and senior civil servants argue that Freedom of Information (FOI) is having a 'chilling effect' on policy discussion at the heart of government. The Committee recognised there could be a problem--at least of perception. However the existing provisions of the Act could be used more effectively, including use of the ministerial veto to ensure a "safe space" for high-level policy discussions. The number of FOI requests is growing and some witnesses suggested introducing fees for FOI. However, while FOI imposes costs, it also creates savings when the inappropriate use of public funds is uncovered - or where fear of disclosure prevents the waste of public money. Setting fees could deter requests with a strong public interest and therefore defeat the purposes of the Act. Fees introduced purely for commercial and media organisations could also be circumvented. The MPs recommended: higher fines should be imposed for destruction of information or data and the time limit should be removed on prosecution of these offences; the law should be amended to protect universities from having to disclose research and data before the research has been published; all public bodies subject to the Act should be required to publish data on the timeliness of their response to freedom of information requests; the right to access information must not be undermined by the increased use of private providers in delivering public services and contracts for private providers should be explicit and enforceable in stipulating FOI obligations; where public authorities publish disclosure logs, the names of those requesting information should be included

Comparative Perspectives On The Fundamental Freedom Of Expression

Author : András Koltay
ISBN : 9789632955339
Genre : Law
File Size : 52. 44 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 828
Read : 228

Download Now


In 2012 the Hungarian Academy of Sciences established the Media Studies Research Group for the management of various social scientific research activities related to the media. Activities related to media law are of paramount importance among these, not least because of the rapid and major changes taking place in the field of media regulations, the many open questions that arise both on the national and the European level and the disputes related to the media regulations. The Academy hopes that this initiative will enable the research team to conduct studies that are significant on a European scale, as well as to participate in international exchanges related to the subject. The Academy invited distinguished scholars from many countries working in the field of media and free speech law to take part in the research programme and to send manuscripts for a planned publication of a collection of essays. The participation of diverse authors from various countries and backgrounds has greatly contributed to the value of the research. This book is composed of six larger structural units dealing with (1) the fundamental theoretical questions of freedom of the press, (2) the regulation of new media, (3) the legal status of journalists, (4) the means available to the European Union to safeguard and regulate freedom of the press, as well as the eternal, fundamental questions of freedom of speech, (5) the law on defamation and the protection of privacy, and lastly, (6) the limitation of hate speech, including the problems related to blasphemy and “denial laws”. Since the authors come from numerous different countries, their viewpoints are also quite diverse and multifaceted. The texts address the most topical and important issues of media regulation and freedom of speech. Freedom of the press and media regulation in democratic countries, by their nature, cannot be static, but are constantly changing. Still, a book such as this one must be closed and delivered to the readers at some point. Nevertheless, conclusions drawn in these studies will defy time and remain valid for a long time. These writings not only keep for posterity a specific part of the current scholarly standpoints and record a snapshot of the cross-section of current press freedom-related issues, but also they can even actively form scholarly and public thinking about these questions. They will prove to be a great source for international readers, such as researchers, university students and media policy decision-makers, who areinterested in the legal aspects of freedom of the press.

Memorandum To The Justice Select Committee

Author : Great Britain: Ministry of Justice
ISBN : 0101823622
Genre : Political Science
File Size : 46. 41 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 579
Read : 456

Download Now


The Freedom of Information Act 2000 received Royal Assent on 30 November 2000 and came into full effect on 1 January 2005. The Act gave the public, for the first time, a statutory right (subject to appropriate limitations) to i) find out if a public authority held specified information and, ii) if so, to be provided with access to it. This Memorandum revisits the original objectives and evaluates whether those have been met. It is felt that the FIOA has become embedded in the culture of public authorities and its effects on openness and transparency are clear. The successes do not come without cost, however, primarily in the form of concern at the time taken to process and respond to FOI requests, to conduct public interest tests and consider exemptions. The extent though to which original decisions are neither complained against, or are upheld on complaint, indicate that the FOIA is working largely as it should

Government Response To The Justice Committee S Report

Author : Great Britain: Ministry of Justice
ISBN : 0101850522
Genre : Political Science
File Size : 64. 88 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 503
Read : 1153

Download Now


Government response to HC 96-I (ISBN 9780215047335). Dated November 2012. The Freedom of Information Act 2000 Chapter 36 (ISBN 9780105436003)

The Politics Of Freedom Of Information

Author : Ben Worthy
ISBN : 9780719097676
Genre : Political Science
File Size : 40. 40 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 791
Read : 306

Download Now


Outgrowth of the author's thesis (Ph. D.)--University of Manchester, 2003.

Freedom Of Information

Author : Patrick Birkinshaw
ISBN : 9781139487498
Genre : Law
File Size : 20. 15 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 658
Read : 905

Download Now


Enacted in 2000 and in operation in the UK since 2005, the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act has revealed information which has generated calls for constitutional reform. A massive 'information jurisprudence' has developed through the decisions of the Information Commissioner, the Information Tribunal and the courts. Governments' responses to the war on terror have involved increased resort to claims of national security and accompanying secrecy, but these developments have to exist alongside demands for FOI and transparency. FOI has to balance access to and protection of personal information, and major amendments have been made to the Data Protection Act in order to balance the competing demands of transparency and privacy. This detailed discussion of FOI laws and personal data laws examines the historical development of secrecy, national security and government, and their modern context.

Foi 10 Years On

Author : Tom Felle
ISBN : 1845496469
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
File Size : 23. 71 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 264
Read : 1097

Download Now


FOI laws are important in democracy because they guarantee the 'right to know'. It exists in more than 90 countries and helps to expose corruption and maladministration, and assures transparency in public decision making. But problems persist, with hard-won access to government secrets compromised by 'gaming' of FOI; wide increases in national security exemptions; political interference; and journalists misusing the Act for fishing expeditions and as a source for an easy headline. 10 years after the Freedom of Information Act was introduced in the UK, has it freed journalists to expose the dark secrets of our society or has it just been an excuse for lazy journalism? Edited by Tom Felle and John Mair Contributors include Peter Preston, former editor, the Guardian; former BBC correspondent Nicholas Jones; Charles N Davis, University of Georgia, USA; Canadian 'FOI Warrior' Ken Rubin; and the BBC's Martin Rosenbaum. Ben Worthy, Birkbeck College, University of London; Barry Turner, University of Lincoln; Guy Basnett and Paul McNamara, OpenWorld News; Paul Bradshaw, Birmingham University and City University London; Amanda Geary Pate, University of the West of Scotland; Lynn Wyeth, Leicester City Council; journalist and academic Alan Geere; Paul Francis, Kent Messenger Group; investigative journalist Alice Ross; Tim Crook, Goldsmiths, University of London; Julian Calvert, Glasgow Caledonian University; Colm Murphy, University of Ulster; Brant Houston, University of Illinois, USA; Michael Foley, Dublin Institute of Technology, Ireland; Dean Jobb, University of Kings College, Canada; Australian lawyer Peter Timmins; David Blackall, University of Wollongong, and Jolyon Sykes, Journalism Education and Research Association, Australia; Greg Treadwell, Auckland University of Technology, and James Hollings, Massey University, Wellington, New Zealand; Anusharani Sewchurran, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa; Kiran Prasad, Sri Padmavati Mahila University, India; Sudeepta Pradhan, IFHE Hyperbad, India; Sankaran Ramanthan, Mediaplus Research Consultancy; Yongxi Chen, University of Hong Kong, China; and Bruce Mutsvairo, Northumbria University, Newcastle.

Top Download:

Best Books