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NGOCampaign for Freedom of Information
AddressCampaign for Freedom of Information, Suite 102, 16 Baldwin Gardens, London, EC1N 7RJ
Telephone020 78317477
Background InformationThe Campaign for Freedom of Information works to improve public access to information, and for the relaxation of official secrets legislation. Following the Freedom of Information Act 2000, the Campaign monitors the Act's implementation, and continues to argue for improved public access. The Campaign also trains users and public authorities in the operation of the Act. The context of the Campaign's emergence was the Ponting Affair, the unsuccessful prosecution of a civil servant by the British Government, following leaked documents relating to the sinking of the Argentine ship the General Belgrano during the Falklands conflict. Sources:; Barberis et al 2000 pp70-71
Year Created1984
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KeywordsCensorship, free speech, and freedom of expression; Governance and citizenship.
Last Edited ByRC at 16/10/2007 10:48:37