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.
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
A proven platform with a thriving global community
Impact-tested and refined by ongoing global research
Works anywhere, even if there is no FOI law in your country and even in places with low access to internet
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 hire us. Professional organisations who need a Freedom of Information platform can benefit from our installation services.
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.
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