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Heather Rose Brooke (born 1970) is an American journalist and freedom of information campaigner. Resident since the 1990s in the UK, she is best known for her role in helping to expose the 2009 United Kingdom parliamentary expenses scandal, which culminated in the resignation of House of Commons Speaker Michael Martin.Brooke is Professor of Journalism at City University London's Department of Journalism. She is the author of Your Right to Know (2006), The Silent State (2010), and The Revolution Will Be Digitised (2011).
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Journal of International Affairs (Winter 2016) Vol. 70, No. 1 book cover
Journal of International Affairs (Winter 2016) Vol. 70, No. 1
The Cyber Issue
Jason Healey, Rob Knake, Adam Segal, Heather Brooke, Philip N. Howard, Saiph Savage, Glenn Greenwald, Richard A. Clark, Claudia Flores-Saviaga, Herbert Lin - 2017-02-01
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Cyber realities are changing faster than many policymakers and academics can keep up with. New technologies are constantly being introduced and new norms are regularly being developed that affect how states and organizations operate. This new normal is defying conventional wisdom and challenging the basic assumptions of prominent international rela...
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Your Right To Know
A Citizen's Guide to the Freedom of Information Act
Heather Brooke - 2006-12-20 (first published in 2004)
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Have you ever wanted to force open the secretive doors of government? This book provides all the tools you need. With a new foreword by Ian Hislop, it's also fully updated to include new tips for digging out information, new template letters, an expanded directory, new examples of case law, an expanded business chapter, and a new chapter on the law...
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The Silent State
Secrets, Surveillance and the Myth of British Democracy
Heather Brooke - 2010-01-01
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Revealing that the MPs' expenses scandal of Britain is merely the tip of the iceberg, this title exposes the shocking and often farcical lack of transparency at various levels of government. It argues that without proper access to the information that citizens pay for, Britain can never be a true democracy. Revealing that the MPs' expenses scandal ...
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Assange Agonistes
Heather Brooke - 2011-08-10
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There is no shortage of material about Julian Assange, WikiLeaks and the major sets of leaked documents (including more than a quarter of a million diplomatic cables). Heather Brooke, an award winning British investigative reporter, suddenly found herself a participant in the story she was investigating about the digital revolution took a turn that...
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The Revolution Will be Digitised
Dispatches from the Information War
Heather Brooke - 2011-10-01
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There is more information in the world than ever before - but who's in control? At the centre sits the Establishment: governments, corporations and powerful individuals who have more knowledge about us, and more power, than ever before. Circling them is a new generation of hackers, pro-democracy campaigners and internet activists who no longer acce...