Promoting freedom of expression and freedom of information worldwide and with partner organizations.
Berkman Center for Internet & Society
A research center at Harvard University whose mission is to explore and understand cyberspace; to study its development, dynamics, norms, and standards; and to assess the need or lack thereof for laws and sanctions.
Citizen Media Law Project
Works to ensure that individuals and organizations have access to the legal resources, education, tools, and representation that they need to thrive.
The Freedom of Information Act, 5 U.S.C. sect. 552, As Amended By Public Law No. 104-231, 110 Stat. 3048
Online searchable database of FOIA requests and related data. Quality of data has been criticized in the past and has reportedly improved, but only for more recent years (as of 2012 Secrecy Report by Open the Government).
one-stop portal that describes best practices, consolidates lessons learned, explains campaign strategies and tactics, and links the efforts of freedom of information advocates around the world
Global Media Law
Website created to bring together media lawyers, academics, journalists, students and other practitioners and provide access to assistance, information, news, and resources on media law and policy matters worldwide.
International nonprofit working in education, media community building.
Online portal for civil society organization (CSO) teams supporting US commitments to the Open Government Partnership (OGP) National Action Plan (NAP).
Media Law Resource Center
Media Policy Project
"promoting media policy communication between academics, civil society and lawmakers," at The London School of Economics and Political Science
National Freedom of Information Coaltion
The NFOIC is a collection of mostly state and locally based information advocates. Included among the support and resources it offers advocates and public officials, the NFOIC hosts the FOI Center — a massive reference and research library archiving all t
Open Government Partnership
New (since 2011) multilateral initiative to secure concrete commitments from governments to promote transparency, empower citizens, fight corruption, and harness new technologies to strengthen governance. Overseen by a steering committee of governments an
Open Government Partnership — U.S.
U.S. project of Open Government Partnership that is managing efforts to encourage meeting (or exceeding) the goals in the Open Government Partnership National Action Plan.
Coalition-building organizations that advancing government accountability on a range of issues.
Watchdog and advocacy group fighting overreach of government surveillance and the companies that enable it.
Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press
A nonprofit association dedicated to providing free legal assistance to journalists since 1970.
Information on the constitutional and legal framework for the right of access to information as well case law from more than 80 countries, organized and analyzed by topic
Sunshine in Government Initiative
A coalition of media groups committed to promoting policies that ensure the government is accessible, accountable and open.
The Freedom of Information Act: A Practical User's Guide
National Security Archive's FAQ to the FOI
U.S. DOJ FOIA Guide
The "Justice Department Guide to the Freedom of Information Act" is an overview discussion of the FOIA's exemptions, its law enforcement record exclusions, and its most important procedural aspects.