That Time DOJ's FOIA Cop Accused Me of Engaging in a Vast FOIA Conspiracy

The Department of Justice’s Office of Information Policy (OIP) is the top cop that’s supposed to ensure all government agencies—including DOJ—comply with an important law: the Freedom of Information Act …

DHS Dumps 1,400 Pages of Heavily Redacted Records Related to Agency's Role in Drafting 2012 Counterterrorism Guidelines

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) just released 1,400 pages of emails and other internal records concerning the agency’s role in advising the Department of Justice and Office of Director …

Journalist Files FOIA Lawsuit Against Justice Dept For Copy of Senate's CIA Torture Report

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Revealed: The 95 FOIA Requests Flagged for Pentagon Approval

A few weeks ago, the nonpartisan organization Cause of Action posted a story on its website about a secret Pentagon policy that calls for certain Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) …

Supreme Court Deals Blow to Transparency, But You Can Help MuckRock Fight Back

Michael Morisy is the founder of MuckRock, which was one of Freedom of the Press Foundation's original transparency journalism beneficiaries. He can be reached at [email protected] Yesterday, the …

Inside One of the Biggest Freedom of Information Act Fights in History

As newsroom budgets shrink around the country, one of the casualties has been challenges to Freedom of Information Act violations or other open-records laws through litigation. One recent study shows …

The Freedom of Information Act: The Most Powerful Tool in My Reporting Arsenal

Jason Leopold is Truthout’s lead investigative reporter. Freedom of the Press Foundation is crowd-funding in support of his FOIA work and on-the-scenes reporting at the Guantanamo Bay trials. You can …

FOIA The Dead, the transparency site public figures are dying to get into

FOIA The Dead, a transparency project that automates public records requests of notable deceased individuals and publishes the results, is relaunching today as a special project of Freedom of the Press Foundation.

How corporations suppress disclosure of public records about themselves

Powerful corporations are increasingly deploying a diversity of tactics to subvert public records laws and prevent the disclosure of newsworthy documents about themselves.


How Trump’s government shutdown ground transparency to a halt

During Trump’s 35 day partial government shutdown—the longest in history—FOIA requests and FOIA litigation ground to a halt.