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Freedom of Information at risk...

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Hard-won 'rights to know' might be restricted by future expenditure cuts in Whitehall and campaigners fear the Freedom of Information Act could become a target for efficiency savings. Listen to our latest podcast about threats to FOI, with Nicholas Jones.

The Campaign for Freedom of Information was launched thirty years ago. This year also marks the 10th anniversary of the implementation of the Freedom of Information Act – the legislation that has since unlocked data that previously government, local authorities and other public bodies refused to release.

But all is not well…there are fears that hard won rights to know might well be curbed, that those seeking information might find new barriers in their way. Nicholas Jones hears the concerns of Maurice Frankel, Director of the Freedom of Information, and the campaign's Research Director, Katherine Gunderston.

DATELINE: 30 March, 2015