A Magazine by the Society of Professional Journalists

September 14th, 2001 • Quill Archives
Access fundamentals:

In America, the government belongs to the people. Freedom of information (or FOI) law is simply one means by which citizens, the owners, have given themselves the ability to keep tabs on what their government and governmental officials are doing. FOI law is based on the fundamental belief that a democratic people do not and should not give their government the right to decide what the people should or should not know.