How to effectively use FOIP

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How to effectively use FOIP

Session hashtag: #CAJ16foiCharles Rusnell and Jennie Russell are reporters with CBC Investigates, CBC Edmonton’s full-time investigative unit. They use freedom of information extensively, filing dozens of requests every year, to sustain the unit’s focus on political accountability journalism.Their successful, strategic use of FOIP has been widely credited with forcing transparency and democratic change in Alberta.Rusnell and Russell have won numerous regional and national awards, including the CAJ’s Don McGillivray Award for best overall investigative story of 2014 for Aura of Power, their series of stories that exposed the abuse of public resources by former Alberta premier Alison Redford.Together this duo will show how to write effective FOIPs that will capture the documents you want; how to establish an effective system for producing and managing large volumes of requests; and,strategies for increasing the success rate of your FOIP requests and production of original stories.

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