Lunch and learn – how to make a successful FOI request

By May 11, 2021Public

12:30-13:30 Wednesday May 12, 2021 on Zoom 

Join Ben Clover, Bureau chief at Health Service Journal, at the fifth in our MJA lunch and learn series.

During this one hour webinar Ben will cover:

Why make an FOI request?
Your rights under the Freedom of Information Act i.e.
Your rights to information – and that it does not matter that you are a journalist
Limits on the amount of information – cost thresholds
Grounds for refusal/exemptions (and ways to get around them)
Right of appeal
Role of ICO
What to ask for
Some of the categories of request that have worked well in the past. (not just datasets)
Who to FOI
Thinking through who holds what information and if you can get it
FOI success stories
Working it into your general approach to journalism, the limitations, some tips

Ben Clover is a bureau chief at the Health Service Journal where he has worked since 2010. he is also a guest lecturer on Imperial College London’s MA course on health policy. Ben has been a journalist since 2004, working on regional, national and trade titles and winning an award for his coverage of mental health issues.

Topic: MJA Lunch and Learn
Time: May 12, 2021 12:30 PM London


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