The Legal Leaks Toolkit


This toolkit is designed for journalists working in any media – newspapers, radio, and television – as well as bloggers and other information professionals who need to get access to information held by public bodies for their stories.

The toolkit is for journalists making requests in their own country or considering filing a request in another country. It is based on a comparative analysis of the access to information of the 42 countries of the Council of Europe region which have such laws. In many places in the text we have put references where national law or practice deviates from the normal access to information standards. For more detailed information on national law, links are given in Annex B to each of the national access to information laws  and in Annex C to the relevant oversight body (Information Commission or Ombudsman) , where they exist, who should be able to provide more information  about the national access to information framework.


Download the international version of the Legal Leaks Toolkit here:

Legal Leaks Toolkit (in English) - Last updated 2014


National versions of the Toolkit:


Bosnia and Herzegovina Legal Leaks Toolkit (in Bosnian) - Last updated 2014


Croatia Legal Leaks Toolkit (in Croatian) - Last updated 2012


Hungary Legal Leaks Toolkit (in Hungarian) - Last updated 2011


Italy Legal Leaks Toolkit (in Italian) - Last updated 2013


Macedonia Legal Leaks Toolkit (in Macedonian) - Last updated 2014


Macedonia Legal Leaks Toolkit (in Albanian) - Last updated 2014


Serbia Legal Leaks Toolkit (in Serbian) - Last updated 2014


Albania Legal Leaks Toolkit (in Albanian) - Last updated 2014


Kosovo Legal Leaks Toolkit (in Albanian) - Last updated 2014


Montenegro Legal Leaks Toolkit (in Montenegrin) - Last updated 2014


Ukraine Legal Leaks Toolkiy (in Ukrainian) - Last updated 2015


Moldova Legal Leaks Toolkit (in Moldovan) - Last updated 2015


Turkey Legal Leaks Toolkit (in Turkish) - Last updated 2015



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