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  • cc6 (1447 posts)
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    FOIA Wiki launches in beta

    A new tool launched on Monday seeks to work as both a resource and a collaborative space for people using the Freedom of Information Act.

    FOIA Wiki, from the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, includes details on FOIA exemptions and fees, contact information for federal agencies and an open forum for questions. There’s also a page with FOIA basics.

    Using a ‘wiki’ format to encourage contributions from different persons and organizations, the FOIA Wiki includes explanations of FOIA’s provisions and exemptions, provides places for reporters and members of the public to share strategies and tips, and intelligently categorizes information about case law and federal agencies to promote the ‘right to know.’

    In March, a FOIA-aficionado launched “FOIA Mapper” as an open-source tool that helps users see what information different government agencies have and how to best request it.

    http://www.poynter.org/2016/foia-wiki-launches-in-beta/433158/

    https://foia.wiki/wiki/Main_Page and here’s https://foiamapper.com/

     

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  • Enthusiast (8252 posts)
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    1. The assholes will probably conspire to rid us of the FOIA.

    "The NSA’s capability at any time could be turned around on the American people, and no American would have any privacy left, such is the capability to monitor everything. There would be no place to hide."  Frank Church