Q&A with OGIS’s New Director, Alina M. Semo

1)     Please tell us a little about yourself. I am the product of parents who emigrated to the United States to avoid continued religious, artistic and professional persecution at the hands of the Communist Romanian regime.  In direct and indirect ways, the influences of my father, who made his living in classical music as a … Continue reading Q&A with OGIS’s New Director, Alina M. Semo

Talking FOIA in a Land Down Under

Note: This year’s International Right to Know Day is September 28, 2012. OGIS Director Miriam Nisbet marks the day with the following post about a recent meeting with right-to-know advocates from around the globe. Last month, I had the opportunity to participate in several events Down Under, where the talk was all about access to … Continue reading Talking FOIA in a Land Down Under

Welcome from the Director

This post was written by Miriam Nisbet, former Director of the Office of Government Information Services  Hello and welcome to The FOIA Ombudsman: Information and Advice, the official blog of the Office of Government Information Services (OGIS). We know that’s a mouthful, so please call us FOIA Ombudsman for short.  We’re so glad you’re here! OGIS … Continue reading Welcome from the Director