Freedom of Information and Article 10, Sugar v BBC

5 07 2010

The case of Sugar v BBC ([2010] EWCA Civ 715) concerned the construction of the statutory provisions in the Freedom of Information Act 2000 relating to the BBC as a public authority.  The application failed as a result of the view taken by the court of the meaning of  the phrase “held for purposes other than journalism”.   The decision is discussed on the extremely useful Panopticon Blog.  However, we would like to draw attention to another aspect of the case which is relevant to our recent posts on “freedom of information” as an aspect of the right to freedom of expression protected by Article 10 (see here, here and here).  Read the rest of this entry »