Regular readers of this blog will know about the dispute between Steven Sugar and the BBC, over whether Mr Sugar should be allowed to see an internal report on the BBC's Middle East reporting which has become known as the 'Balen report'.
In the latest instalment of what has become a complex legal battle, the Appeal Court has today backed the BBC and rejected Mr Sugar's latest challenge.
It's important to note that this decision is not about the contents of the report itself. Instead it's about the legal issue as to whether the Information Tribunal has the power to overrule the Information Commissioner when the latter has decided that an information request to the BBC is outside the scope of the FOI Act because it's about information held for the purposes of journalism. The Appeal Court has agreed with the High Court and the BBC that the Tribunal did not have this power.