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NI Open Government Network – Steering Committee Meeting Minutes – 23rd July 2015

23rd July 2015 – Meeting notes, Northern Ireland

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NI Open Government Network – Steering Committee Meeting Agenda – 23rd July 2015

23rd July 2015 – Meeting notes, Northern Ireland

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PWYP UK urges UK Treasury to require open data reporting by all London Stock Exchange-listed extractive companies | PWYP UK

22nd July 2015 – News, United Kingdom

PWYP UK has urged the UK Treasury to require open data reporting by all London Stock Exchange-listed extractive companies: With the UK Treasury still appearing reluctant to prescribe open data payment reporting for non-UK-incorporated London-listed extractive companies, PWYP UK members have written to the Financial Secretary to the Treasury, David Gauke MP, highlighting this inconsistency…

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2014-2015 UK Progress Report: Public Comments Section | Open Government Partnership

21st July 2015 – News, United Kingdom

The Independent Reporting Mechanism (IRM) has released the UK progress report for public comment. The report covers the first year of implementation of the second UK action plan. The entire report is available here. The OGP invites all stakeholders to make comments on the draft document to ensure that the final version represents all possible…

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Anti-Corruption: Why open governance matters | Transparency International UK

19th July 2015 – Points of View, United Kingdom

Rachel Davies, Advocacy Manager at Transparency International UK and OGN Steering Group member, has written a blog post reflecting on the launch of the process to develop the UK’s third OGP National Action Plan: ‘Corruption hurts the poorest in society, in the UK and abroad. We need to ask ourselves: what kind of society do…

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OGP Global Summit 2015 | Call for Proposals

19th July 2015 – News, United Kingdom

The Open Government Partnership is inviting proposals for sessions at the upcoming Global Summit in Mexico in October: The 2015 Open Government Partnership Global Summit will be held in Mexico City on October 27, 28 and 29. Around 1,500 participants from government, civil society organizations, multilateral organizations, media, and the private sector are expected to…

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New FOI commission heralds “crackdown on the right to know” | Campaign for Freedom of Information

17th July 2015 – Points of View, United Kingdom

The Campaign for Freedom of Information has released this statement on today’s announcement of a Commission to review the Freedom of Information Act: A major attack on the public’s right to information is likely following the government’s announcement today of a new Commission to review the Freedom of Information Act, according to the Campaign for Freedom of…

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Roundtable with Scottish Civil Society Organisations on OGP in Scotland | 14 July 2015

17th July 2015 – Meeting notes, News, Scotland

On 14th July, we held a roundtable with Scottish civil society organisations to discuss if and how Scotland should be involved in the Open Government Partnership (OGP) and the UK’s third (2016-18) OGP National Action Plan. The following note sets out what was discussed and agreed. Details When: 14th July 2015, 10am to 12pm Where: Edinburgh…

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Freedom of information: new Commission – Written statements to Parliament | GOV.UK

17th July 2015 – News, Uncategorised, United Kingdom

Minister for the Cabinet Office Matthew Hancock laid a written statement in Parliament about the new Commission on Freedom of Information. We are committed to being the most transparent government in the world. To deliver that goal we are opening up government to citizens by making it easier to access information and increase the volume…

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Notes from OGN meeting with Minister for the Cabinet Office, Matthew Hancock MP | 2nd July 2015

15th July 2015 – Meeting notes, News, United Kingdom

On 2nd July 2015, the steering group of the Open Government Civil Society Network met with the new Minister for the Cabinet Office, Matthew Hancock MP, to discuss open government in the UK. Please see a note from the meeting below.   OGN Meeting with Matthew Hancock MP, Minister for the Cabinet Office Date: Thursday 2nd…

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