Tuesday, March 3, 2015

March 19: Let the Sun Shine: FOIA Requests for Journalists and Researchers

Let the Sun Shine: FOIA (Freedom of Information Act) Requests for Journalists and Researchers, a George Washington University event, takes place Thursday, March 19 at 4:00 pm at Gelman Library (2130 H St NW, Room 702).

From GW:

Director of the Freedom of Information Act Project Nate Jones of the non-government, non-profit National Security Archive will lead a workshop on how journalists, historians, or any person can file successful FOIA requests to the federal government. His two-hour workshop will share the tactics the Archive has learned from the 50,000-plus FOIA requests and appeals that it has submitted. Jones will utilize real examples of FOIA requests, appeals, and releases to demonstrate how to pry government documents into the public domain and allow Americans to know what their government is up to. This event is part of Sunshine Week, a national initiative to promote a dialogue about the importance of open government and freedom of information. Sunshine Week participants include news media, civic groups, libraries, nonprofits, schools and others interested in the public’s right to know. This workshop is free and open to the public.

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