“[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.