The question of whether the right to freedom of expression conferred by Article 10 of the European Convention on Human Rights has a bearing on the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (particularly as regards absolute exemptions) is an interesting and important one. The Supreme Court will address it later this year in the Kennedy litigation.
In the meantime, there is free expression aplenty on this issue within the Panopticon fold. Joseph Barrett’s post of earlier today is not the only example; Christopher Knight’s recent piece in Public Law is a must-read. The reference is: CJS Knight, ‘Article 10 and a Right of Access to Information’  PL 468.