Freedom of Information Act
The federal government's public information law
The federal government also has a sunshine law requiring federal public governmental bodies to open their meetings and records to the public. Called the Freedom of Information Act, a copy of the federal law can be obtained from the University of Missouri-Columbia’s Freedom of Information Center. The center is housed in the School of Journalism.
The center’s staff will help answer your questions about public access to federal meetings and records.
The center also has sample request forms available that Missourians can use to request information from a federal or state governmental entity. This same information is available on the center’s website at www.nfoic.org.
FREEDOM OF INFORMATION CENTER
101 Reynolds Journalism Institute
University of Missouri School of Journalism
Columbia, MO 65211