- UK information tribunal recognises WikiLeaks as a ‘media organisation’ (Maurizi v The Information Commissioner and Crown Prosecution Service)
- Original news
- What did the First-tier Tribunal decide and why?
- What does the tribunal decision reveal about the definition of a media organisation?
- How does the definition of a media organisation differ in the US?
- Will this decision help ‘new media’ and contributors on social media to potentially push for the same status?
- What are the implications for practitioners?
Information Law analysis: Estelle Dehon at Cornerstone Barristers advises that the decision in Maurizi v The Information Commissioner is important for those practising in freedom of information, as it clarifies the correct approach where a public authority has a policy of ‘neither confirm nor deny’ in relation to a class of information.
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