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The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) is a law that gives you the right to access information from the federal government. It is often described as the law that keeps citizens in the know about their government.
Why is FOIA important for journalists?
The intent of these laws is to enable citizens and journalists to examine government activity for corruption or to have input. It is particularly important for investigative journalism.