Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (WikiLeaks)

Alexa O'Brien filed this request with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission of the United States of America.
Tracking # 820-2014-192081
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From: Alexa O'Brien

November 27, 2013

To Whom It May Concern:

This letter constitutes a request under the Freedom of Information Act (“FOIA”), 5 U.S.C. § 552, and is submitted on behalf of journalist Alexa O’Brien.

I seek any and all documents in the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s possession that pertain to the WikiLeaks website or organization from January 2006 to the present date.

I am a “representative of the news media” for fee waiver purposes. See Project on Military Procurement v. Department of the Navy, 710 F. Supp. 362, 363, 365 (D.C.D. 1989). My work has been published in The Cairo Review of Global Affairs, Guardian UK, Salon, and featured by PBS Frontline, On The Media and Public Radio International. Based on my status as a “news media” requester, I am entitled to receive the requested record with only duplication fees asserted. Further, because disclosure of this information will “contribute greatly to the public understanding of the operation or activities of the government,” duplication fees should be waived.

There is a compelling need for the requested documents such that expedited processing is appropriate. I am engaged in disseminating information. There exists an urgent need to inform the public concerning actual or alleged Federal Government activity. As 5 U.S.C. § 552(a)(6)(E)(ii)(I) provides, I will anticipate your determination on our request within ten (10) calendar days.

I requests that in the event that access to any of the requested records is denied pursuant to 5 U.S.C. § 552(b), I be provided with all non-exempt portions which are reasonably segregable. I further request that you describe the deleted material in detail and specify the statutory basis for the denial as well as your reasons for believing that the alleged statutory justification applies in this instance. Please separately state your reasons for not invoking your discretionary powers to release the requested documents. Such statements will be helpful in deciding whether to appeal an adverse determination, and in formulating arguments in case an appeal is taken. I reserve my right to appeal the withholding or deletion of any information and expect that you will list the office and address were such an appeal can be sent.

I requests that documents responsive to this request be provided to me in electronic format on a CD-ROM.

Thank you in advance for your prompt attention to this request.

Sincerely,

Alexa O’Brien

From: FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT

Dear Ms. O'Brien,

Please find attached our determination on your request for "Expedited
Processing."
Thank you,

Joanne Murray
Information Specialist
FOIA Programs
EEOC

>>> Alexa O'Brien <requests@muckrock.com> 11/27/2013 6:43
PM >>>

November 27, 2013
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Stephanie D. Garner
Assistant Legal Counsel/FOIA
EEOC - OLC/FOIA Programs
131 M Street NE, Suite 5NW02E
Washington, DC 20507

November 27, 2013

To Whom It May Concern:

This letter constitutes a request under the Freedom of Information Act
(“FOIA”), 5 U.S.C. § 552, and is submitted on behalf of journalist Alexa
O’Brien.

I seek any and all documents in the Equal Employment Opportunity
Commission’s possession that pertain to the WikiLeaks website or
organization from January 2006 to the present date.

I am a “representative of the news media” for fee waiver purposes. See
Project on Military Procurement v. Department of the Navy, 710 F. Supp.
362, 363, 365 (D.C.D. 1989). My work has been published in The Cairo
Review of Global Affairs, Guardian UK, Salon, and featured by PBS
Frontline, On The Media and Public Radio International. Based on my
status as a “news media” requester, I am entitled to receive the
requested record with only duplication fees asserted. Further, because
disclosure of this information will “contribute greatly to the public
understanding of the operation or activities of the government,”
duplication fees should be waived.

There is a compelling need for the requested documents such that
expedited processing is appropriate. I am engaged in disseminating
information. There exists an urgent need to inform the public
concerning actual or alleged Federal Government activity. As 5 U.S.C. §
552(a)(6)(E)(ii)(I) provides, I will anticipate your determination on
our request within ten (10) calendar days.

I requests that in the event that access to any of the requested
records is denied pursuant to 5 U.S.C. § 552(b), I be provided with all
non-exempt portions which are reasonably segregable. I further request
that you describe the deleted material in detail and specify the
statutory basis for the denial as well as your reasons for believing
that the alleged statutory justification applies in this instance.
Please separately state your reasons for not invoking your discretionary
powers to release the requested documents. Such statements will be
helpful in deciding whether to appeal an adverse determination, and in
formulating arguments in case an appeal is taken. I reserve my right to
appeal the withholding or deletion of any information and expect that
you will list the office and address were such an appeal can be sent.

I requests that documents responsive to this request be provided to me
in electronic format on a CD-ROM.

Thank you in advance for your prompt attention to this request.

Sincerely,

Alexa O’Brien

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For mailed responses, please address (see note):
MuckRock News
DEPT MR 9353
PO Box 55819
Boston, MA 02205-5819

PLEASE NOTE the new address as well as the fact that improperly
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requests might be returned by the USPS as undeliverable.

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