Supporting the right to charity campaigning

Most will have seen news coverage around Oxfam’s recent campaigning on UK food poverty, for example BBC http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-27783331. There has been much sector support for the organisation’s right to campaign, see Third Force News or NAVCA, for instance.

Campaign Central has an opinion piece ‘The Perfect Storm’ http://www.campaigncentral.org.uk/opinion/perfect-storm. It notes that “It was the very famous, or infamous, investigation into Oxfam Campaigning in 1990 which created a negative climate around charity campaigning and dramatically unsettled charity trustees”.