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Using the FOI Act: how to make an effective request

10 February 2020: Making a FOI request is straightforward but making an effective request can be more difficult. A well thought-out request can have a powerful impact, revealing that a policy isn’t working or an authority isn’t doing its job or generating key information you need for your research.

London magazine branch meeting - FOI workshop 18 Nov 2019

7 October 2019: November's branch meeting will be a workshop on how to make effective FOI requests, led by the Campaign for Freedom of Information

Government urged to drop post-Brexit prohibition on environmental disclosure

10 August 2019: Environment Secretary, Theresa Villiers, has been asked to drop a secrecy provision from draft legislation to improve environmental protection after Brexit.

Owning A Collaborative Media: the Ferret summer gathering

22 July 2019: Join The Ferret at our 2019 Summer Gathering at the University of Stirling to discuss ways to improve media accountability and effectiveness, hear expert views on some of the main issues we work on and gain the skills we use to learn the facts.

NUJ warns of FOI threat in Ireland

30 May 2019: Michael Foley explains the recent judgement that appears to undermine the presumption of disclosure

Introduction to data in journalism

9 April 2019: THIS WORKSHOP HAS BEEN CANCELLED

NUJ expresses concern over Freedom of Information judgement

4 April 2019: A High Court judge has overturned the information commissioner’s decision requiring University College Cork to disclose to RTÉ information about a €100 million loan agreement between the college and the European Investment Bank.

Freedom of Information, Factchecking and Feminism Workshop

11 December 2017: Knowledge is power. The workshop is being staged to address the shortage of women with expertise in freedom of information as part of the NUJ Scotland Stronger Voice for Women in the Media project.

NUJ signs letter criticising Scottish government for breaches of FOI law

1 June 2017: Scottish journalists have accused MSPs of failing statutory duties in respect of Freedom of Information requests.

Training on how to use the Freedom of Information Act

19 April 2017: Do you want to learn how to use the Freedom of Information Act? Are you already using the Act, but want to know more about how key provisions are being interpreted?

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