April 17, 2024

Report shows UK government tracks journalists who make freedom of information requests

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In an investigation published by The Times last August 26, 2023, it revealed that the UK’s Ministry of Justice (MoJ) has been compiling the profiles of journalists who make Freedom of Information requests. Moreover, the MoJ was found to have given press officers and Conservative political appointees the capacity to input whether disclosures can be made or not.

Editor’s Note: Why would the government compile the data of journalists who make FOI when such an act is within the bounds of law and the government’s own regulations? Is the government hiding something, which necessitates the creation of the profile of courageous, law-abiding citizens?

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