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October 3rd, 2012 • Quill Archives, FOI Toolbox
FOI Toolbox

Is there a (lucky) journalist covering government who hasn’t had to deal with a public information officer, or PIO? Unlikely. And don’t fool yourself — sometimes they may not have the title, but they still do the job. In the past, you’d call up the specific person in government you needed to get information from, and they’d tell you what you needed.