Happy July 4th/FOIA anniversary!

This post is adapted from CJ Ciaramella's weekly Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) newsletter, which you can subscribe to here. FOIA anniversary Forty-eight years ago today, in 1966, ...

FOIA Friday: IRS 'Loses' Emails, Feds Cover-up Stingray Records, and More

This post is adapted from CJ Ciaramella's weekly Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) newsletter, which you can subscribe to here. THE IRS IS BAD AT KEEPING RECORDS, WHICH ...

These Are the 99 FOIA Requests Top Pentagon Officials Had to Approve

Ninety-Nine Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests filed by journalists and researchers since last July were flagged by the Department of Defense (DOD) and had to receive “Department Level Clearance” ...

Judge Orders FBI to Conduct New Search for Documents on Internet Activist Aaron Swartz

A federal court judge on Monday ordered the FBI to conduct a new search for documents on Aaron Swartz, the late Internet activist who was being aggressively prosecuted by the ...

How the "Most Transparent Administration in History" Undercut FOIA and Covered Up Torture

The nonpartisan organization Cause of Action has a new report out for Sunshine Week, "Grading the Government: How the White House Targets Document Requesters." The report includes an April 15, ...

Government FOIA Officers Complain About House FOIA Reform Bill

The House last month, by an overwhelming majority, passed a bipartisan-sponsored Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) reform bill that received strong support from more than two-dozen news organizations and public ...

Government Opposes Preservation Order in FOIA Lawsuit for CIA’s “Panetta Review”

At the center of the controversy between the Senate Intelligence Committee and the CIA is a report known as the “Panetta review” that apparently matches up with the findings and ...

Obama Administration Official Whitewashes Truth About FOIA

Last week, as she does every year around Sunshine Week, Melanie Pustay went to The Hill and testified before a congressional committee about how great government agencies haven been doing ...

FOIA Lawsuit No. 5: My Attempt to Access the Secret Report Claiming Snowden’s Leaks Could Damage National Security

Last month, Shane Harris published a report in Foreign Policy revealing that that the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) prepared a report and concluded Edward Snowden’s leaks and the news reports ...

Freedom of Information Act Requests to the NSA Up Over 1000%

This blog post originally appeared on MuckRock, an open-government journalism organization that was one of Freedom of the Press Foundation's first beneficiaries. A veritable Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) ...