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Database of News Stories Based on FOIA

The Sunshine in Government Initiative has a new database of news articles and stories that are based on documents obtained through Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests:

Read more about the database and how to search it here:

  • The FOIA Files: Stories that FOIA Made Possible
    Countless media outlets, government watchdog groups and individual Americans have used the federal Freedom of Information Act to obtain important information on how — and how well — their government operates, knowledge that is crucial to a well-functioning democracy.

    • Systemic failures keep two million veterans & widows from benefits owed them.
    • Military tells next of kin one story about combat deaths, documents tell another.
    • $1.2 billion & 6 years not enough to start up anti-terror data mining.

The Sunshine in Government Initiative is a coalition of media groups committed to promoting policies that ensure the government is accessible, accountable and open.

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