Using the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)
This two-part practical course will guide you through the basics of freedom of information legislation and equip you with the skills necessary to make successful information requests and appeals.
“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.
- 30 June 2022 14.40–17.00
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 behalf of charities, NGOs and campaigning groups.
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