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Newsnight, Tuesday 24 February, 2009

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Freedom of information

The Justice Secretary has vetoed disclosure of cabinet minutes relating to the decision to join the Iraq war. The information tribunal had ruled the papers should be disclosed.

Michael Crick looks back on the distant days when Labour came to power promising a new era of openness in government.

What freedom of information?

Dr Tony Wright, the chair of the Public Administration Select Committee joins Jeremy Paxman to discuss the government's intervention to obstruct the working of its Freedom of Information law.

Social networking bad for children's health?

Susan Greenfield, the eminent neuroscientist and head of the Royal Institution, has warned that young people's brains may be fundamentally altered by internet activity.

Dr Aric Sigman has warned that sites such as Facebook and Bebo could harm people's health. He joins Jeremy Paxman and Ben Goldacre, author of Bad Science and the Guardian column of the same name, to discuss Baroness Greenfield's claims.

Social networking bad for children's brains?

Gaza war graves damaged

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission is to seek compensation from Israel for damage to the Gaza War Cemetery incurred during recent shelling.

Newsnight's Diplomatic Editor Mark Urban made a personal pilgrimage there to look for the grave of his great uncle who was killed in Gaza during WWI.

Read more about Mark's journey here.

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