A lengthy but useful guide to FoI requests using U.S. legislation. Remember, you don’t have to be a U.S. citizen to use most of these rights to demand material from U.S. public authorities.
A helpful and practical guide from the UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office that gives tips and advice on how to access information from a public body. Though it is UK-focused, the principles are applicable more generally.
The U.S. Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) is a law that confers rights to access information from the U.S. federal government. It is often described as the law that keeps citizens “in the know” about their government. Since any person – whether or not a US citizen – can avail themselves of most FOIA information […]
A guide which explains tactics for demanding information held by UK public authorities. This is primarily intended for use by journalists, but it contains some useful tips which are of more general application.
A helpful guide to the main considerations to be borne in mind when requesting information from public authorities
LegalLeaks Guide for journalists on how to access government information This toolkit is designed for journalists working in any media – newspapers, radio, and television – as well as bloggers and other information professionals who need to get access to information held by public bodies.
These resources are produced by Investigative Reporters and Editors. Although aimed at journalists, many of the resources listed would be equally useful for gathering evidence for litigation. The Resources Center is a major research library containing more than 25,000 investigative stories — both print and broadcast, and provides thousands of “tip sheets” on how to […]
The Global Investigative Journalism Network (GIJN) is an international association of nonprofit organisations that support, promote, and produce investigative journalism. GIJN holds conferences, conducts trainings, provides resources and consulting, and encourages the creation of similar nonprofit groups. It was founded in 2003. Provides a signpost to a wide range of resources for investigative journalism which are […]