Freedom of Information


Sweden: World's oldest access law will remain

Riksdagen, the Swedish parliament
11/04/2012 -

Swedish parliamentarians have unanimously agreed not to propose a recast of the Swedish Freedom of the Press Act, the first law in the world to grant citizens access to public information.<


New wob fully in force now

16/01/2009 -


US authorities now should answer wob-requests in due time - at least if they want to collect possible fees.



Britain: UK: FOIA generates 1,000 stories in two years

06/10/2008 -

The Freedom of Information Act has led to the media publishing more than 1,000 stories based on disclosures by public authorities in just two years, according to a new report.