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The Center for Investigative Reporting
June 20, 2014

CIR reporter to represent journalists on federal FOIA committee
By Robert Salladay

This month, CIR reporter Andrew Becker agreed to serve on the federal FOIA Modernization Advisory Committee. The National Archives is spearheading the committee, which will meet four times a year in Washington for the next two years. Becker, who covers border and national security issues for CIR, has been fighting for public records his entire reporting career. Along with CIR reporter G.W. Schulz and former CIR researcher Tia Ghose, Becker helped lead the long battle to dislodge records from U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Last year, the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse cited Becker and CIRís use of FOIA as a great example of how to ferret out important news stories.

Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, Syracuse University
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