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Opening comments & FOI: The stories so far. Steve Wood Conference Chair Senior Lecturer in Information Management Liverpool John Moores University Editor of FOIA Blog and Open Government: a journal on freedom of information. FOI and the media: the story so far.

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opening comments foi the stories so far

Opening comments &FOI: The stories so far

Steve Wood

Conference Chair

Senior Lecturer in Information Management

Liverpool John Moores University

Editor of FOIA Blog and Open Government: a journal on freedom of information

foi and the media the story so far
FOI and the media: the story so far
  • The number of FOI stories in UK Press mentioning the word “Freedom of Information Act”
    • January 2005: 175
    • February 2005: 264
    • March 2005: 198
    • April 2005: 90
    • May 2005: 90
    • June 2005: 92
    • July 2005: 78
    • August 2005: 82
  • After initial surge of interest - steady usage and reporting in the National media
  • Data taken from searches using Lexis-Nexus Professional
foi and the media the story so far1
FOI and the media: the story so far
  • Which national newspapers are featuring FOI:
    • Daily Mail: 102
    • Daily Star: 10
    • Daily Telegraph: 75
    • Express: 64
    • Guardian: 160
    • Independent: 126
    • Independent on Sunday: 34
    • Mail on Sunday: 32
    • Mirror: 55
    • News of the World: 22
    • Observer: 34
    • People: 7
    • The Sun: 26
    • Sunday Express: 24
    • Sunday Mirror : 9
    • Sunday Telegraph: 22
    • Sunday Times: 109
    • The Times: 143
  • Data taken from 1st Jan.- 31st Aug. 2005
five foi releases of importance
Five FOI releases of importance
  • Five releases relating to national government, health, local crime, food safety and land use:
  • Treasury Flat taxes (featured in FT)
  • NHS Heart Surgery Data (featured in Guardian)
  • Reading No 1 area for vehicle crime revealed (featured in Reading Chronicle)
  • Restaurant inspections (various)
  • Newark: Prime site went to lowest bidder (featured in Newark Advertiser)
the story so far
The story so far
  • Emergent reports and statistics so far in 2005
    • Official reports
      • Parliamentary Ombudsman final report on the Code of Practice
      • DCA Stats
      • IC Annual report
    • Commercial research
      • Idox
      • APR Smartlogik
    • Practitioner research
      • UCL Constitution Unit
foi around the world
FOI around the world
  • Nations with new FOI laws:
    • Germany
    • India
  • New FOI era in US
    • Proposed Cornyn changes to US FOIA
  • Ireland
    • Reductions in use linked to increased fees
the shape of things to come
The shape of things to come
  • Issues from the requestor perspective
    • Frustration over delay issues
    • Inconsistency across sectors
    • After a slow start increased commercial interest in using the Act as a competitive intelligence tool (see FT 29th Aug. 2005)
    • Pressure to add further bodies with public functions
    • More coherent testing of FOI performance by the media and academics: proposed UK Sunshine week, FOIA audits
  • Issues from the FOI Practitioner perspective
    • Emerging case law from decisions notices
    • First tribunals?
    • DCA fees consultation
    • Establishing information rights as a profession
    • Managing Complex cross department and authority requests
    • Improvements to publication schemes and review
    • Emergence of disclosure logs
websites and contact details
Websites and contact details
  • Freedom of Information Act Blog
    • Updated daily
    • News, views, comment and discussion
    • Monthly newsletter
    • www.foia.org.uk
  • Open Government: a journal on freedom of information
    • Peer reviewed research and commentary on FOI worldwide
    • Free and run under open access principles
    • www.opengovjournal.org
  • Contact
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