Want to know what your government is doing? Asking them should be simple

…As simple as sending an email

mySociety presents Alaveteli, a powerful Access to Information platform that allows anyone, anywhere, to run their own FOI website. For free.

Questiona mark signs on a patch of grass in the middle of a city: Image by Dennis Brekke

Anyone can use it

Makes it simple to send a request for information to any authority

Transparency by default

Publishes requests and responses online, for everyone to read

A lasting impact

Builds into a permanent online archive of information

Supportive

A proven platform with a thriving global community

Proven

Impact-tested and refined by ongoing global research

Flexible

Works anywhere, even if there is no FOI law in your country and even in places with low access to internet

Run a Freedom of Information site in your country

Everyone, everywhere, benefits from the transparency and accountability brought about by publishing Right To Information requests and responses online.

With Alaveteli, mySociety provides a tool that makes it easier: easier to set up, easier to run, easier to use.

Need a little help? Find out if you are eligible for free set-up support from mySociety’s developers.

Or do it yourself: There’s plenty of guidance for the experienced coder on our documentation site. Don’t forget to say hello on our mailing list, where you’ll also find support and advice.

Or hire us. Professional organisations who need a Freedom of Information platform can benefit from our installation services.

Case studies

The first and oldest Alaveteli site

WhatDoTheyKnow in the United Kingdom has processed hundreds of thousands of FOI requests from UK citizens.

Online FOI for a offline population

InfoLib in Liberia is an Alaveteli site for a nation where many are offline. It works, thanks to back-up training, outreach, and local radio.

Alaveteli can be used for any size of jurisdiction

AskTheEU covers the whole of Europe.

FOI for journalists and citizens

KiMitTud in Hungary works closely with journalists.

Freedom of Information software for public bodies

We provide Freedom of Information software to public authorities and other bodies who are subject to the FOI Act. Find out more.

Events and Research

Alaveteli research Measuring impacts of online FOI technologies

AlaveteliCon A conference for online Freedom of Information practitioners

Image: Dennis Brekke