Category: FOIA

SGI STATEMENT: Senate approves FOIA reform (S. 337)

Media coalition applauds Senate approval of FOIA reforms, calls on House and Senate to work out differences  [PDF version] The media coalition The Sunshine in Government Initiative (SGI) today applauds the approval by unanimous consent of the FOIA Improvement Act of 2016.

WITHOUT FOIA we’re in the dark


Did you know a government analysis didn’t find parmesan cheese in a product sold as parmesan cheese? FOIA uncovered that. And luckily, the reporters mentioned FOIA in the story, or we’d never know FOIA did that.

Ahead of Sunshine Week we’re launching WITHOUT FOIA — an effort to showcase some of the more important stories that have relied on FOIA and to encourage journalists and others everywhere that whenever FOIA helps reveal part of the story, mention FOIA in the story.swlogo-100x151

If you’re looking for more examples, check out our FOIA Files, our searchable, sortable collection of 700+ stories over the last decade that have relied in some way on FOIA.

Release: SGI applauds House FOIA vote

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MEDIA COALITION APPLAUDS HOUSE VOTE ON FOIA REFORMS The Sunshine in Government Initiative, a media coalition which has worked to increase government transparency for over ten years, applauds the U.S. House of Representatives for approving…