I frequently give talks and am quoted in articles about the FOI Act. If you want me to speak at your event, a quote for an article or report, or to generally pick my brains then drop me an email:

BBC Radio 2: Jeremy Vine show: I went on Jeremy Vine’s BBC Radio 2 show to discuss the FOI Act, the government’s review of it, and whether requests are a burden.

Press Gazette: Met admits not ‘vexatious’ to ask for details of how force accessed journalists’ call records: PG report on my FOI battle with the Met police – the police finally conceded that my request about RIPA use on journalists and their sources.

Daily Mirror: Public’s right to know under threat as ministers set up ‘review’ of Freedom of Information law: I am quoted by the Mirror on the government’s announcement of a review committee that is going to look at (and destroy) the FOI Act.

Press Gazette: How to make sure your FoI request hits the right target and doesn’t waste time: An extract from my book, which covers one of the most important areas of making FOI requests. Two FOI tricks every UK journalist should know: An exclusive extract of my book, on the Freedom of Information Act for journalists, was published on

I appeared live on RT UK (Russia Today) to talk about the government’s plans to alter the Freedom of Information Act.

Huffington Post UK: Gove’s Plans To Curb Government Scrutiny Laws Are An Attempt To ‘Stem The Flow Of Information’, Critics Claim: I am quoted in this Huffington Post UK article which covers the UK government’s plans to detrimentally change the FOI Act.

Daily Mirror: Downing Street accused of cover-up tactics as it’s revealed No10 e-mails self-destruct after 3 months: – I am quoted in this Mirror article about the government’s automatically deleting email processes, which may have been introduced to help them avoid FOI.

Press Gazette: Met bars Guido Fawkes and others from asking RIPA questions amid Press Gazette conspiracy theory: I was included among a number of journalists that the Metropolitan Police branded as being vexatious when questions were asked about the police force’s use of the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000. FOI Directory updated with appeal templates and more: My website (FOI Directory) is covered by the UK’s leading journalism website. The article features information on updates I made to the website, which include new templates to help people who have had requests rejected and much more. 10 years of FOI: Resources and tips for journalists: My FOI Directory website is listed as a top tool for journalists wanting to make FOI requests in the UK. #Tip: Advice for making FOI requests in the UK and US: FOI Directory is mentioned as a useful resource for journalists who want to ask officials for information.