Your right to know: a citizen's guide to the Freedom of Information Act

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Pluto Press, Oct 20, 2006 - Law - 309 pages
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Have you ever wanted to force open the secretive doors of government? This book provides all the tools you need. With a new foreword by Ian Hislop, it's also fully updated to include new tips for digging out information, new template letters, an expanded directory, new examples of case law, an expanded business chapter, and a new chapter on the law in Scotland.



"Heather Brooke has written the Information Liberation Front to end the politicians' enslavement of the facts which belong to the public. . . . Bravo."
---Greg Palast, author of Armed Madhouse



"Heather Brooke pulls no punches when it comes to exposing how the government keeps the British public in the dark. Even better, she tells readers how they can successfully challenge the system."
---Michael Crick, BBC



"All journalists should pick up these tricks."
---Jeremy Dear, General Secretary, National Union of Journalists

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An excellent how-to-do-it when dealing with officialdom. How Heather blew the Ship of State out of the water with her expenses revelations. Well, not the story of how she did it, but a list of the tools she used. Read full review

Contents

The Environment
206
Local Government
226
Education
251
Copyright

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About the author (2006)

Heather Brooke is a campaigner for open government and a freelance writer with articles published in The Times, The Sunday Times, Guardian, Daily Telegraph, Independent, Evening Standard, New Statesman, BBC History and Journalist magazines. She was a runner-up for the inaugural Paul Foot award for investigative journalism. She has been interviewed on Sky news, The Politics Show on BBC One, BBC Radio 4 (The Message, You & Yours, The World Tonight), BBC Radio 5 Live, and BBC Radio Two’s Jeremy Vine show. Heather currently teaches the ‘FOIA and investigative journalism’ course for the National Union of Journalists. She has trained journalists at the Guardian, Financial Times, Independent, Trinity Mirror newspapers, BBC News and BBC World Service.