Reporters’ Committee of the Freedom of the Press

Emma Best filed this request with the Federal Bureau of Investigation of the United States of America.
Tracking #

1425688-000, DOJ-AP-2019-002873


Due Jan. 24, 2019
Est. Completion None
Awaiting Response


From: Emma Best

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

Files mentioning the Reporters’ Committee of the Freedom of the Press (RCFP), including but not limited to the FBI's investigation into The Village Voice's publication of the Pike Committee Report. The FBI has previously disclosed this investigation, with public details identifying the group in question. The Bureau previously improperly redacted the group's name, citing privacy concerns. These redactions do not apply, as case law affirms that organizations have no right to privacy.

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 there are fees, 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.


Emma Best

From: Federal Bureau of Investigation

There are eFOIA files available for you to download.

  • E39a2ca3e902f00c00a9b19e3d1d4f1563861796d_Q48256_D2202502

From: Emma Best

I am appealing the integrity of the search, as the Bureau has already released files on the organization.

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From: Federal Bureau of Investigation

This message is to notify you of a new appeal submission to the FOIAonline application. Appeal information is as follows:
* Appeal Tracking Number: DOJ-AP-2019-002873
* Request Tracking Number: 1425688
* Requester Name: Emma Best
* Date Submitted: 02/28/2019
* Appeal Status: Submitted
* Description: FBI appeal

From: Muckrock Staff

To Whom It May Concern:
I wanted to follow up on the following request, copied below. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response.
Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.