Info Law


Using FOIA More Effectively

Freedom of Information. Three harmless words. I look at those words as I write them, and feel like shaking my head ’til it drops off. You idiot. You naive, foolish, irresponsible nincompoop. There is really no description of stupidity, no matter how vivid, that is adequate. I quake at the imbecility of it. Tony Blair, […]


by Brendan Montague and Lucas Amin The Freedom of Information Act is an excellent journalistic tool that offers access to information held by more than 100,000 public bodies in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. In FOIA without the Lawyer, the authors share the methodology they have developed while running The Request Initiative and making requests on […]


Freedom of Information Acts can be a valuable tool for journalists. This workshop explains how to make effective requests using the UK Freedom of Information Act. ‘There really is no description of stupidity, no matter how vivid, that is adequate. I quake at the imbecility of it.’  A Journey, Tony Blair, 2010 These are the words Blair chose to berate himself in his memoirs for […]