FOIAnet Produces Right to Know Day Video, Play List

16 September 2011

The Freedom of Information Advocates Network has released a video, visual materials and a list of appropriate music to commemorate the upcoming Right to Know Day, Sept. 28.

The video is available on the FOIAnet website and on

The international coalition announcement says: “Please share it, circulate it, use it at events, put it on websites, and use it as if it were your own, because it is!”

The film features short explanations from FOI advocates about what RTK Day means.

It was edited by Philip Moore and the project was coordinate Lydia Medland, Research and Campaigns Coordinator of Access Info Europe.

Other Materials Available

FOInet also has produced downloadable web banners and posters, also available on its website.

The site also contains suggestions for appropriate music.

I see you” by Leona Lewis

Janane ka haq (Right to Know)”  (the anthem of the Right to Information movement in India)

FOIB – Are You Pickable, Mr. Politician?” by Prof Lungu (Ghana/Japan)

Suspicious Minds” by Elvis Presley

What’s Up?” by 4 Non-Blondes

Walking on Sunshine” by Katrina and the Waves

Access to Information” a message from the Access to Information Unit (Jamacia)

Lines from ‘A Song for Occupations‘” by Walt Whitman, composed by Otto Luening (suggestion from Westmount, Quebec, Canada)

We Shall Not Be Moved” by Pete Seeger (suggestion from Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada)

Sabotage” by the Beastie Boys (suggestion from Montréal, Québec, Canada)

Wake up” by Rage Against the Machine (suggestion from Montréal, Québec, Canada)

Die Gedanken Sind Frei

Ruled by Secrecy” by Muse (suggestion from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada)

Love Liberty Disco” by Newsboys

I shall be released” by The Band (Ottawa, ON, Canada)

My baby’s got a secret” by Madonna (Ottawa, ON, Canada)

I will survive”  by Gloria Gaynor

Return to Sender” by Elvis Presley (Burnaby, BC, Canada)

As the World Turns” (original piano-organ theme from 1956-1973) by Charles F. Paul  (New York, NY, USA)

Where or When” by Frank Sinatra (Freeport, NY, USA)

On a clear day (you can see forever)” by Robert Goulet

Black is the Color [of redactions]” by American Folk Songs  (Freeport, NY, USA)

It Had to be You” by 1941 Earl Hines (Freeport, NY, USA)

I’m Beginning to See the Light” by Duke Ellington & Harry James (Freeport, NY, USA)

Until the Real Thing Comes Along” by Sammy Kahn (Freeport, NY, USA)

Here Comes the Sun” by Beatles (Freeport, NY, USA)

 “Dancing in the Dark” by Arthur Schwartz (Freeport, NY, USA)      

Little White Lies – (Add up to big ones)” by Frank Sinatra (Freeport, NY, USA)

You Turned the Tables on Me” by Helen Ward with the Benny Goodman orchestra (Freeport, NY, USA)

I still haven’t found what I’m looking for” by U2

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