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Postponed: Noontime Update – Accessing Federal Records for State and Local Reporters: FOIA Requests, Appeals, and Lawsuits

Date

Mar 27, 2020

Location

Webinar

Contact

Teresa Shaak

Phone

717-703-3003

Unfortunately, the PNA Foundation has canceled this webinar for March 27. We are working on possibly rescheduling and will provide any updates as we have them.  Please check back.  Thank you for your patience and your understanding during this uncertain time.

This webinar introduces state and local journalists to effectively requesting and obtaining federal agency records, managing Freedom of Information Act requests with FOIA officers, mediating records disputes with agencies, and, where necessary, suing agencies in federal court. In particular, this know-your-rights webinar assists state and local journalists in using FOIA as a tool for prying loose “hot docs” from regional offices of federal agencies and dispels myths about FOIA litigation.

Leading the session is Tuan Samahon, a Villanova University law professor and attorney who has successfully assisted requesters in obtaining records from the CIA, DHS, the FBI and other DOJ components, and the IRS, among other federal agencies.

This one-hour webinar is scheduled to begin promptly at 12 noon.

Cost is just $10 per login for PNA members; $20 for non-members.

Registrants must have both a computer and audio/phone in order to participate.  Gather your newsroom together in one room and have lunch and learn! Still only $10 with no limit on the number participating.

To register, email foundation@pa-news.org or phone (717) 703-3003. Participation instructions will be emailed one to two days before the session.

Details

Date:
March 27
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Cost:
$10.00
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Organizer

Pennsylvania NewsMedia Association Foundation
Phone:
717-703-3003
Email:
Foundation@PA-NewsMedia.org
Website:
www.PANewsMedia.org