Jason Leopold Bio/talking points (OSD)

JPat Brown filed this request with the SOUTHCOM - US Southern Command of the United States of America.

It is a clone of this request.

Due Sept. 8, 2015
Est. Completion None
Status
Awaiting Response

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From: Gibbens, Curtis A CIV WHS ESD (US)

Dear Mr. Brown:

Attached is your initial request and final response.

Sincerely,

Curtis Gibbens, FOIA Analyst
for Adrienne M. Santos on behalf of
Stephanie L. Carr, Chief,
Freedom of Information Act Division
OSD/JS FOIA Requester Service Center

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Aug. 10, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.

From: Gibbens, Curtis A CIV WHS ESD (US)

Dear Mr. Brown:

This FOIA request was assigned it case number 15-F-1607. We ask that you use this number when referring to your request.

However, this request was closed August 24, 2015. Attached is the final response.

Sincerely,

Curtis Gibbens, FOIA Analyst
for Adrienne M. Santos on behalf of
Stephanie L. Carr, Chief,
Freedom of Information Act Division
OSD/JS FOIA Requester Service Center

From: JPat Brown

To Whom It May Concern:

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records:

All biographical materials/talking points prepared prior to journalist Jason Leopold's 2013 visit to Guantanamo Bay (https://freedom.press/blog/2013/05/guantanamo-tour).
Such materials are described in ICE SOP 17.1 ("Talking points will be reviewed and biographies of the visiting media will be presented.")

I am a journalist, who has written about government transparency in a variety of publications, such as a the Boston Herald.
http://www.bostonherald.com/news_opinion/opinion/op_ed/2014/10/op_ed_let_s_put_more_light_in_sunshine_law
In addition, in my capacity as editor of MuckRock, I have both written articles concerning FOIA/Public Records,
https://www.muckrock.com/news/archives/2015/mar/19/amtrak-lounge-car-complaints/
and directly overseen/commissioned articles on the topic from other journalists,
https://www.muckrock.com/news/archives/2015/feb/26/fbi-files-congressman-dickstein-show-close-relatio/
which have in turn been written about in national publications such as the Washington Post.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/in-the-loop/wp/2014/07/14/russian-menus-grapeless-jazz-salad-and-other-top-secret-cafeteria-complaints-from-inside-the-cia/

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 20 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

JPat Brown

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