The UK Open Government Network (OGN)


May I join the OGN, please? I support the basic principles and I do not work for any of the organizations you list.


Hi Leighton,

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Dear All,
This old email address still seems to be used for communications to the Campaign for Freedom of Information in Scotland. Can I remind you to change it to ?
Many thanks,
Carole Ewart
Convener CFoIS

Dear All,
Here are details of the next meeting of the Scottish Public Information Forum and please share with your networks. I hope you can join us. The flyer is attached.

You are Invited

Virtual Meeting of the Scottish Public Information Forum (SPIF)

Thursday 24th September 2 - 3.30pm

Global to Local

SPIF is organised to celebrate International Right to Know Day and our keynote speakers are Toby Mendel and Laura Notess from the Centre for Law and Democracy. They will report on their COVID-19 tracker detailing the global response to ‘right to know’ law including in Scotland. The meeting will be part of global celebrations promoted by UNESCO. In 2020, the focus is on to the right to information in times of crisis and on the advantages of having constitutional, statutory and/or policy guarantees for public access to information to save lives, build trust and help the formulation of sustainable policies through and beyond the COVID-19 crisis.

Participants will also hear updates from the Scottish Government, Scottish Information Commissioner, UK Information Commissioner’s office and from Dr David Goldberg who will explain how the Tromso Convention will open up opportunities to access information in Scotland. The confirmed agenda for SPIF appears below.

If you work for the public sector, civil society or the private sector this meeting will be useful in your work, and members of the public are welcome to attend. Registration is free and at Eventbrite


Best wishes,


Carole Ewart

Convener, CFoIS

SPIF Agenda 24th Sept 2020 (2).pdf (101 KB)