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Web sites

Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press: This nonprofit organization provides resources on free speech issues, including a quarterly legal review, a bi-weekly newsletter, a 24-hour hotline, and handbooks on media law issues.

HIPAA and Newsgathering: Basic Tips for Reporters and Editors from Davis Wright Tremaine LLP law firm

National Freedom of Information Coalition

National Security Archive, an independent non-governmental research institute and library based at George Washington University, has a great deal of information about FOIA, including how to use it, sample requests and appeals, noteworthy news stories made possible by FOIA documents, audits and more.

Public Citizen, a national nonprofit consumer advocacy organization, offers links for the online submission of FOIA requests tof federal agencies.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services FOI site lists its offices and agencies and how to obtain information from them.

The National Institutes of Health FOI Office has a guide on how to submit requests, file appeals and more. It also has a directory of FOI coordinators at each of the institutes and centers.