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FREEDOM OF INFORMATION RESOURCES FOR JOURNALISTS

Citizen Access Project
http://www.citizenaccess.org/
State FOI law summaries and comparisons.

Coalition of Journalists for Open Government
http://www.cjog.net/
Group has tools for journalists and background on FOI efforts.

FOI Fee Waivers
http://www.sej.org/foia/EPA-FOIA-generic.txt
Generic letter template for requesting a fee waiver.

FOI-L
http://listserv.syr.edu/archives/foi-l.html
FOI-L listserv hosted by Syracuse University.

FOI Toolkit
http://www.spj.org/foia_toolkit.asp
Resources for conducting a state FOI audit.

Freedom Forum First Amendment Center
http://www.firstamendmentcenter.org/press/information/index.aspx
FAQs, cases and resources, plus regular updates on issues.

IFEX (International Freedom of Information Exchange)
http://www.ifex.org/
Monitors attacks on journalists and other press freedom violations around the world

IRE's FOI Center
http://www.ire.org/foi/index.html
Columns, projects, plus database and tipsheets for members only.

Missouri FOI Center
http://foi.missouri.edu/
Online newsletter about access, media law guide, state laws and resources.

National Freedom of Information Coalition
http://www.nfoic.org/

Links to state FOI resources, newsletters, publications, and FOI letter generators.

Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press
http://www.rcfp.org/
State-by-state guides to public records access, courts, laws on taping; plus a how-to guide to using FOIA and a HIPAA guide.

RTNDA HIPAA Guide
http://www.rtnda.org/foi/hipaafaq.shtml
Answers to the most frequently asked questions about the medical privacy act.

Society of Environmental Journalists
http://www.sej.org/foia/index.htm
Tip sheet on FOI issues of concern.

Society of Professional Journalists
http://www.spj.org/foi.asp?
Guide to public records access, covering prisons, plus online message board.

Sunlight Project
http://realtime.sunlightprojects.org/
FOI project is building an online database of congressional correspondence logs.

Sunshine Week
http://www.sunshineweek.org/
How-to FOI information and more from coalition of news organizations promoting open government.


 

 

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