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