#CIJSummer: Using Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)
This two-part practical online course will guide you through the basics of the freedom of information legislation and equip you with the skills necessary to make successful information requests and appeals.
This course is part of the #CIJSummer Investigative Journalism Conference 2021.
Date: 8 July
Times: 10:00 – 11:00 AND 11:15 – 12:15
Group size: max 40 people.
Class duration: 1h x 2 times a day x 1 day
Level of participation: very high. Regular Q&As.
“I’ve never submitted an FOI request so I liked how the course showed me from start to finish how it works. It was also incredibly useful to hear about the potential pitfalls and what to do to appeal.”
“Jenna is very knowledgeable about FOI requests and I really appreciated her sharing her expertise.”
Please note that this course has a specific focus on UK FOI law and is unable to address the legislation in other national contexts in any great detail.
This course will need you to have the following software/apps/tools on your computer:
- Zoom app
- Camera and audio
This course will be hosted on Zoom. To find out more about how we use Zoom, please check out our Zoom InfoSec page.
- 8 July 2021 10.00–11.00 Time zone: BST (UK Time)
- 8 July 2021 11.15–12.15 Time zone: BST (UK Time)
One ticket per person.
In line with our non-profit mission, our pricing operates on a sliding scale, ensuring large organisations pay more to subsidise places for smaller newsrooms, freelancers and students.
*Students places for this course are capped, due to limited capacity. Anyone registering as a student will be asked for a photo/scan of their student ID ahead of the course.
**Employed individuals who cannot have their employers pay for the course are entitled to the freelancer rate. Note that we are a small charity and rely on your honesty so please do not register as a freelancer if your employer is reimbursing you for the course.
We have a strict policy of No Refund and No Transfer of bookings.