Sarah Hartley An update to the whole council filming issue we're tracking here comes today from my own local authority, Richmondshire District Council. Following a request in March, and subsequent hosting of a workshop for councillors, the elected … [Read more...] about Richmondshire Council to take votes on filming request
I have served on a number of public sector transparency bodies and have a long standing interest in media regulation. It’s always puzzled me just how far behind modern public practice the BBC is on transparency. And the recent reviews into BBC … [Read more...] about Transparency and the BBC – an email from Tony Hall?
Welcome news for those involved in open data campaigning this morning - the government is looking into new ways of releasing information and has appointed wikipedia’s Jimmy Wales to help. The Telegraph says that Wales is one of a number of "unpaid … [Read more...] about Thanks for the open data promise (but don't forget our freedom of information)
The Ministry of Justice asked me to sit on their Crime and Justice Sector Transparency Panel. I'm not a legal expert, but as an local active citizen I want to know what is going on in my excellent local courts as they dispense justice on the … [Read more...] about Would a ‘Transparency Charter’ help make the Courts more open?