What is the Freedom of Information Act? ('Truth and Power': Episode 5 Clip)

This week's episode of 'Truth and Power' investigates the Freedom of Information Act, which pushes for government information and transparency upon request. As demonstrated by activist Ryan Shapiro, though, sometimes, easier submitted than done.
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Feb 22, 2016·
TakePart Staff

What happens when private institutions and governments break the public trust? Participant Media’s new investigative documentary series, Truth and Power, executive produced by award-winning filmmaker Brian Knappenberger (The Internet’s Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz) and narrated by Oscar-nominated actress Maggie Gyllenhaal, explores that question while separating fact from misinformation.

The 10-part series highlights the stories of ordinary people going to extraordinary lengths to expose large-scale injustice: from corporations receiving lucrative government contracts for dangerous private prisons, to governments using data-gathering technology to scoop up huge amounts of information about their citizens. Using probing interviews, original footage, and newly unearthed documents, the series unpacks the timely issues of security, surveillance, and profiteering in the digital age.

Watch all-new episodes of Truth and Power Fridays at 10 p.m. ET/PT on Pivot, Participant Media's television network. To learn more about the show, watch videos, and take action, visit the official Truth and Power website. Learn about protecting your civil liberties in the digital age by exploring "Know Your Rights," a Pivot-supported initiative from the ACLU of Southern California.