Journalists and other requesters of information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA) often overlook the details of how the law works. Last year alone, there were over 52,000 requests made to government bodies, highlighting the high usage of this right of access. Despite its importance, only a few individuals specialise in using FOIA effectively, with Martin Rosenbaum being a notable expert in the field. Rosenbaum has recently published "Freedom of Information: A practical guidebook," which is an essential read for both novice and experienced FOI requesters. The book provides helpful templates for requests and offers tactics and advice for making productive information requests. This guide is one of the few useful resources available on FOI and is highly recommended for anyone seeking to make an information request.
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