Archive for January, 2011

With every FOI request, there is always that lingering risk that something may go wrong, despite the systems put in place to ensure that information that should be public, is public. This seems to be the case with Clean Air In London. A Freedom of Information request filed in January 2009, requesting “a copy of […]


Now, more than ever , public organisations are trying to make themselves just that: public. After flicking through the Media Guardian this morning, I read on the front page the following; “The genie cannot be put back into the bottle, however hard authorities try. The information relationship has shifted, but the power relationship has not. […]



On 23rd August last year, it was widely reported that “a substance similar to diesel or vegetable oil was poured onto the carriageways” that made up the A720 and A8 roads of Edinburgh. As a result, protests took place where “hundreds of campaigners spent a week occupying the Gogarburn grounds of RBS’ headquarters protesting against […]