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Saturday, April 18 • 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Freedom of Information: What You Need to Know

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Need to find out which business leaders your mayor has been meeting with over the last year? Or what criteria the state uses when awarding investment management contracts for public pension plans? Learn from experienced journalists and lawyers what information you're entitled to, what's the most effective way to ask for it, and what to do with it when you get it.

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Thomas Peele

Investigative Reporter, Bay Area News Group
Thomas Peele is an investigative reporter for the Bay Area News Group, specializing in data collection and analysis. He is also a lecturer at the University of California, Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism, where he co-teaches a class on public-records reporting. He’s won over 50 journalism awards for long-term investigations of government corruption, the environment, casino gambling and murders to a story in the first person voice... Read More →

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Ryan Gabrielson

Reporter, Propublica
Ryan Gabrielson is a reporter for ProPublica covering the U.S. justice system. In 2013, his stories for the Center for Investigative Reporting on violent crimes at California’s board-and-care institutions for the developmentally disabled were a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service. | Previously, he was a reporter at the East Valley Tribune in Mesa, Ariz. In 2009, he and Tribune colleague Paul Giblin won a Pulitzer Prize for... Read More →
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Caitlin Henry

Attorney, @sue_the_fed
Kelly Henry, an Oakland-based attorney specializes in Freedom of Information and Public Records Act requests. You can read about some of her cases, and find resources for drafting your own requests here http://caitlinkellyhenry.com/foia. Kelly Henry also teaches in the Criminal Justice Department at Sonoma State University and the Anthropology and Social Change department at CIIS.
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Mark Rumold

Staff Attorney, Electronic Frontier Foundation
Mark Rumold is a staff attorney at the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), where his work focuses primarily on government secrecy and national security surveillance issues. | | As part of EFF's Transparency Project, Mark regularly represents EFF in cases under the federal Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). These cases have resulted in the release of tens of thousands of pages of previously secret government documents. | | In addition to... Read More →


Saturday April 18, 2015 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Hotel Whitcomb (Ghirardelli)

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