Basics of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)
Facilitator: Sid Ryan (Centre of Investigative Journalism)
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This session will outline the basics of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), and how you can apply it to your research, campaigns and investigations. We’ll go through all the kinds of information that can be accessed from government bodies, including datasets, and how you can draft effective requests to get the most out of the Act. We will also take a look at how to make requests for information under the lesser-known Environmental Information Regulations.