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Law conference to examine freedom of information

The Lord Chancellor Lord Falconer of Thoroton QC will give the keynote speech on Freedom of Information at the Law for Journalists conference tomorrow. The conference will examine a wide variety of legal problems faced by the media on a

Local press to provide forum for debate under FOI

Journalists on local newspapers will find that the rules behind releasing Freedom of Information data will help them to do their job, according to regional press man Paul Francis. Paul, who is political editor for the Kent Messenger Group, predicted

Top speakers announced for journalism law conference

A line-up of top speakers has been announced for the annual Law for Journalists conference which is to be held in London on November 26. Speakers will include Andrew Caldecott QC; John Battle, head of compliance at ITN; Marcus Partington,

Secrecy beefs up role of the press

Increased secrecy in the UK’s local government system means the role of newspapers and the media is more important than ever before, the Society of Editors annual conference heard. Paul Francis, political correspondent for the Kent Messenger Group, told the

KMG journos sweep awards list

Kent Messenger Group reporters swept the board in the county’s premier journalism awards. Paul Francis, the group’s political correspondent, was named Shepherd Neame Kent Journalist of the Year at an award ceremony in Faversham and won £250 and a silver