freedom of information

  • July 31, 2017

    The International Federation of Journalists has called on the Government of China to clarify the usage of privately-run VPNs (Virtual Private Network) in China. The IFJ also called on China to end its attempt to control and stifle the free flow of information in the online space.

  • November 18, 2016

    More than a hundred organisations have seen their funding shrink, their reputations tarnished and their staff intimidated under Russia's draconian 'foreign agents' law, said Amnesty International in a new report today

  • November 16, 2016

    The British Government published its response plans to weaken the Freedom of Information Act on the same day as the result in the US Presidential election was announced, it has emerged.

  • October 7, 2016

    The closure of eight independent news and current affairs-focused TV channels effectively ends critical television news reporting in Turkey, says Human Rights Watch. The channels are among 23 television and radio stations reported by the media to face closure on the basis of a Turkish government decree.

  • April 18, 2016

    UK military personnel have provided nearly 400 hours of targeting training to Saudi forces since the start of a Saudi-led bombing campaign in Yemen, it has emerged.

  • December 18, 2015

    The Defence Secretary has released figures on the number of UK personnel ‘embedded’ with the armed forces of other nations. The publication is in response to concerns raised in July after it emerged that British pilots had already been bombing Syria while flying US jets

  • October 12, 2015

    The Commission on Freedom of Information is considering introducing charges for anyone making FOI requests, according to an anonymous briefing provided to journalists.

  • August 27, 2015

    Between December 2011 and February 2014, 2,650 people died shortly after losing incapacity benefits when judged fit for work and 1,360 died just after completing appeals.

  • February 9, 2015

    The IRT is looking at whether the government should be allowed to keep secret evidence that may show its contribution to executions in Pakistan.

  • December 17, 2013

    Brazil's government should give full consideration to Edward Snowden's claim for asylum in its country, human rights groups have said.