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I have recently been filing a lot of Freedom of Information requests and so in this episode I talk about Tony Blair’s statements that the UK FOIA was one of his worst mistakes, before pointing people in the direction of the most interesting material released under FOIA in this country. I outline some of my recent requests and one surprising and pleasing success that is a spy culture exclusive – a list of all the films the US DOD has ever been involved with. I round off by making a call to action to you, the listeners, to get involved with this research and in using the Freedom of Information Act to contribute to the open sourcing of information.


Tony Blair interviewed by Andrew Marr

Newsnight piece on Tony Blair’s statements about FOIA

Table of Global Comparison of FOI laws

Iraq Inquiry Digest – Chris Ames’ website

US Navy documents on movie Battleship

CIA electronic reading room

US Air Force Entertainment Office

Full list of DOD-assisted films

DOD FOI request page

Jimmy Cliff – I can see clearly now