FOI Requests Made By Media Outpaced By Non Partisan Research Archive

by Sabrina I. Pacifici on November 24, 2005

According to a log [Word document: Listing of media requests] detailing FOI requests made by media organizations to the Pentagon for the period covering 2000 through February 2005, the National Security Archive, an independent non-governmental research institute, far outpaced the number of requests made by news agencies, including AP, the Los Angeles Times, the Washington Post, the New York Times, USA Today and the Wall Street Journal. Blogger Michael Petrelis filed the FOI request to obtain the data from the Pentagon. This news was posted by Raw Story.
Related references:

  • The 2005 World Press Freedom Index (October 20, 2005) which ranks the United States in 44th place.
  • The Memory Hole, FOIA Case Logs: “Every federal agency, department, and office that responds to Freedom of Information Act requests keeps logs of the requests it receives. This page will post the FOIA case logs from as many of these federal units as possible, as received by The Memory Hole and others. Keep checking back, as it will be continuously updated.”
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