More than £200,000 of British aid went on encouraging the introduction of freedom of information laws in Bangladesh. 

The Telegraph report: 

DfID defended spending on encouraging foreign governments to develop freedom of information laws.

“The evidence shows that when ordinary people get access to information, they can and will hold those in power to account,” a spokesman said.

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I am a journalist and author. I am a staff writer at the UK edition of WIRED magazine and in 2015 my book, Freedom of Information: A Practical Guide for UK Journalists, was published. I created FOI Directory in 2012.