Alaveteli helps you lower the barriers that prevent citizens asking questions of those in power
An open-source platform for making public freedom of information requests to public bodies.
Built to help citizens request information, and view and comment on other people’s requests
All requests made through Alaveteli, and their responses are published online for everyone to see.
Used all over the world to open up governments and other public bodies.
Make a public request for information by finding the relevant authority
You write a request for information from the authority
The request and all responses are published online for anyone to view
Alaveteli works beautifully on a wide range of devices, including smartphones and tablets, thanks to a flexible responsive design.
Alaveteli controls the workflow of every request, notifying, and reminding public bodies and requesters at every stage.
Use our code as a starting point to add your own functionality, or country-specific requirements
Available in twenty languages and counting, and you can translate it to your own
Alaveteli is always in development and the code is open source, so you can help make it better
Alaveteli hides the complexity behind the FOI process and makes it easy for citizens to use their rights
From team members to maintenance, our get started guide will walk you through the process of planning, starting and running your own Alaveteli website
Alaveteli is open source and available to view, download and modify on GitHub
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