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UK editors call on ministers to protect freedom of information

Open letter raises concerns public is being obstructed when requesting information from official files

Editors of UK national newspapers are calling on the government to protect the Freedom of Information Act following criticism that the public are being unfairly obstructed when they seek to scrutinise the work of official organisations.

Six editors at papers ranging from the Daily Telegraph to the Mirror have signed an open letter coordinated by openDemocracy requesting an urgent investigation into the act amid fears that the public are being stonewalled.

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