Since 2005, the Freedom of Information Act has brought to light countless public organisations across Kent and what they have done in your name and with your money. Now that right to is being threatened.
FoIA requests generate more than 200 stories every month in newspapers in the UK. Transparency legislation has brought about significant changes to both policy and public opinion.
On the 09/11/15, Sid Ryan of The Centre for Investigative Journalism see: http://tcij.org/content/sid-ryan , will be running a 3 hour course on Information Law Access [FOI’s] at the Methodist Hall Sandgate Road Folkestone, between 1pm and 4pm. The price is 7.50 pounds, pay at the door. All names of recipients who wish to participate must be in by the -6/11/15. There are 2 places left. contact: firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a space.
FOI discovered Paul Carter’s near £1000 dinner bill and Paul Francis of the Kent Messenger Group demonstrates what else it has uncovered here in Kent. See: → FOI
On a national level Matt Burgess of the FOI Directory sets out 103 stories and demonstrates why FOI is important See: → FOI’s Jan – July 2015
If you would like to learn to write an effective FOI Request then book a place on the course. Email: email@example.com