Category Archives: Local government

Freedom of Information rights ‘will be left alone’

The government promised to make no changes to Freedom of Information law after a review found it was working well. Journalists mounted a campaign against feared restrictions; top universities and local government complained that it was too big a burden. Read more

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Video: key legal issues for the media

In a 12-minute film, Professor Duncan Bloy summarises legal challenges for journalists and community media, including defamation, copyright, reporting sex offences, and privacy. Note that a legal right to film council meetings has been established since this film was made in April 2014. Watch here