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The experience of journalists with the FOI process is often marked by delays, unresponsiveness, or refusals on unverifiable grounds

Žuffová, Mária (2021) The experience of journalists with the FOI process is often marked by delays, unresponsiveness, or refusals on unverifiable grounds. British Politics and Policy at LSE (25 May 2021). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Mária Žuffová discusses the role of freedom of information (FOI) laws in journalism. By surveying journalists, interviewing activists and civil servants, and submitting FOI requests to government ministries she identifies a number of problems with the process. Journalists reported that their requests were often refused on questionable grounds, delayed, or not responded to at all. One of the consequences of this is that journalists might choose to use loopholes in the law in order to be able to publish stories that are in the public interest.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/politicsandpolicy/
Additional Information: © 2021 The Author
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
K Law > K Law (General)
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN1990 Broadcasting
Date Deposited: 27 Jul 2021 08:06
Last Modified: 14 Sep 2021 23:04
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/111374

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