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Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press
October 3, 2016

Press Release: Reporters Committee launches “FOIA Wiki” beta

The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press has launched a beta of the FOIA Wiki (www.foia.wiki), a collaborative and evolving digital resource on the federal Freedom of Information Act. The FOIA Wiki is part legal guide, part community space for sharing information that aims to serve as a central hub on all manner of issues surrounding FOIA as the law celebrates its 50th anniversary. 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 caselaw and federal agencies to promote the “right to know.” It complements the Reporters Committee’s existing public records guides, such as the Open Government Guide and will evolve alongside changes to the statute and court cases interpreting it. Pages on all aspects of FOIA, including exemptions, fees, and administrative issues. Thanks to a collaboration with the FOIA Project at the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC), most of these pages automatically display a list and summaries of all recent federal district court cases on the page’s topic, as well as including links to the full text of those opinions on the FOIA Project’s website.

Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, Syracuse University
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