North East paper ready to claim record after prison’s ‘commercial secrets’ are revealed
Local journalists across the UK are striking blows for press freedom on a daily basis, whether by challenging wrongly-imposed reporting restrictions in court cases, tabling freedom of information requests to public bodies, or generally seeking to uncover information about how we are governed.
On this page you will find an index of all the stories we have carried about regional press newspapers, websites and journalists who have stood up for the public’s right to know.
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Political editor reveals how much public money is spent on corporate hospitality and entertainment
How it operates and how to use it – we answer your questions here
Facts and figures revealed – but council holds back on car parking issue
Lord Falconer says new system has “sown the seeds of cultural change”
Campaign for Freedom of Information launches new ‘how to’ guide
Regional titles get results from questions they could never before ask
Chief reporter puts new laws to good use to investigate property deal
Fight for openness was supported by journalism bodies
Excuses from public bodies “will not wash”
By the Lord Chancellor, Lord Falconer of Thoroton
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Internet chief warns on being under-prepared for freedom of information changes
News staff tell of the obstacles and excuses which hamper reporting
Regional press is asked to give insight on barriers to reporting