FOIA

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Case in Point

April 25, 2017 8:07 AM ET

A journalist details one fight over records requests in the United States By Michael Pell In December 2010, Robin Gordon faced an ultimatum. She had found that a debt collection company had purchased a $291 tax lien on an apartment...

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Thwarting Freedom of Information

April 25, 2017 8:06 AM ET

Agencies exploit every loophole to evade disclosure requirements By Jason Leopold On December 13, 2016, I filed a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit against the FBI seeking a wide range of documents about a series of highly controversial decisions the...

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Transition to Trump: What Obama's Freedom of Information legacy means for press

December 27, 2016 10:30 AM ET

As a new presidential administration prepares to take over the U.S., CPJ examines the status of press freedom, including the challenges journalists face from surveillance, harassment, limited transparency, the questioning of libel laws, and other factors....

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New hurdles for Hungary's press as Orbán restricts FOI requests

July 24, 2015 1:42 PM ET

"This is the best thing that has ever happened in Hungary." Katalin Erdélyi, a freedom of information activist, was referring to a ground-breaking website launched in Hungary in 2012. "I was glad because I realized the potential and how...

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Nigeria's new FOI law brings celebration, challenges

July 7, 2011 2:05 PM ET

There is a deserved celebration in the Nigerian media over the recently passed Freedom of Information Act, which provides citizens with broad access to public records and information held by a public official or institution.  It is the climax...

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FOIA needs new muscle behind it, not just promises

April 26, 2010 10:51 AM ET

These are busy days for Freedom of Information. On April 5, the watchdog Web site that knows no borders, WikiLeaks, posted a classified U.S. military video showing U.S. forces firing on Iraqi civilians, killing many, including two Reuters journalists, as well as wounding children....

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