July 19, 2011

Creating a Perfect FOIA Ombuds Office

An article posted by the National Freedom of Information Coalition outlines how to create an Ombuds program to reduce litigation over over information requests. Experts say important considerations include training, a dedicated program (rather than part of another administrative office or attorney general), political independence, and an appropriate level of power.

The article was written by Ohio University Assistant Professor of Journalism, Aimee Edmondson. (NFOIC News.)

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