Journalism articles

Fairwell, Gavin MacFadyen

A family has lost a member.
The community of campaigning journalists in Britain has lost an inspiration and an ally. But the people around the world in most need of …

Request victory against Tate challenges culture of secrecy around arts sponsorship

British Museum admits it cannot ‘contract out’ of FOIA after Tate case.

The victory of Request Initiative at the Information Tribunal after a four-year battle to force Tate to …

Costs of David Cameron’s pay bonanza for advisors ‘must be published in full’

Cameron’s Pay-For-Pals Leaving Gift To Come Under Scrutiny.
The government must immediately publish exactly how much David Cameron handed his special advisors in pay increases before falling on his sword …

Police should reveal cost of new ‘Spit Hoods’, claim transparency experts

Petition against ‘inhumane’ restraint launched…
Members of 38 Degrees have launched a campaign against “inhumane” spit hoods being trialled by the Metropolitan Police in London – and Request Initiative has responded …

The good ship Request Initiative celebrates five years, plans even bigger adventure

Champagne bottles are being smashed…
The crew on the good ship Request Initiative has been celebrating five years since we first set sail – but our sights are already set on the …