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Updated Friday 19th February 2016

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“[In the UK] [Y]ou have the right to request information from any publicly-funded body, and get answers. WhatDoTheyKnow helps you make a Freedom of Information request. It also publishes all requests online."

It was initiated by non-governmental organisation/charity and encourages people to participate through an online platform. WhatDoTheyKnow is local and national in orientation and concerned with democracy, politics and represention, neighbourhood and community and research, knowledge production and information access.

It was launched in 2008 and is ongoing.

This page is part of Participation Now, a project that brings together a diverse collection of participatory public engagement initiatives with the aim of supporting exploration, learning and engagement. Explore the collection of initiatives or read more about the project.


For further information, take a look at our frequently asked questions which may give you the support you need.

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