Partners Celebrate FOIA’s 46th Birthday

In between the fireworks and picnics, OpenTheGovernment.org and many of our coalition partners took a moment to reflect on the Freedom of Information Act’s past and future. We discussed the threats to FOIA, the importance of the Office of Government Information Services, and future improvements to the system. The Project on Government Oversight listed “Five Things the Public Wouldn’t Know Without FOIA” along with an infographic displaying the highs and lows of the Act. The National Security Archive recognized the occasion with a list of 46 news articles that were made possible by the FOIA. The Sunlight Foundation responded to the National Security Archive’s post with some thoughts of their own on the challenges to FOIA.

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