Madrid/Freedom of Information sketch diary, part 5

This is the final part of the sketch diary.
See part 1 here
part 2 here
part 3 here
and part 4 here.

p22 Alaveteli sketch diary by Myfanwy Tristram

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Postscript:

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If you enjoyed this diary, and you live in the UK, you might want to check out www.WhatDoTheyKnow.com, where you can make your own FOI requests, or browse those of others.

If you live in one of the other countries mentioned, why not visit their sites and give them some support?

And if you live in a country where there’s no online FOI website, take a look at Alaveteli.org: with a little commitment and some help from mySociety, you could set up your own!

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Madrid/Freedom of Information sketch diary, part 4

It turns out today is International Right To Know day. Well done me for organising these posts to go out at such an apposite time (let’s pretend it was deliberate).

This is part 4: see part 1 here
part 2 here
and part 3 here

p20 Alaveteli sketch diary by Myfanwy Tristram

p21 Alaveteli sketch diary by Myfanwy Tristram

p20 Alaveteli sketch diary by Myfanwy Tristram

p21 Alaveteli sketch diary by Myfanwy Tristram

The fifth and final part is here!

Madrid/Freedom of Information sketch diary, part two

Here’s the second installment! You can read part one of this sketch diary here.

p6 Alaveteli sketch diary by Myfanwy Tristram

p7 Alaveteli sketch diary by Myfanwy Tristram

p8 Alaveteli sketch diary by Myfanwy Tristram

[I don’t usually Photoshop my sketch diaries, but I deliberately drew these figures in closed lines, knowing that I’d be able to drop in a background. The floor where we had lunch was this kind of crazy paving – much easier to do like this than to draw laboriously].

p9 Alaveteli sketch diary by Myfanwy Tristram

p10 Alaveteli sketch diary by Myfanwy Tristram

p11 Alaveteli sketch diary by Myfanwy Tristram

See part three here.

Madrid/Freedom of Information sketch diary, part one

Did you know that in the UK, as well as in many other countries around the world, you have the right to ask for information from public authorities, and by law they must respond?

Wait, you’re thinking, isn’t this a drawing blog?

Well yes it is, and hold tight for quite a bit of drawing: my longest sketch diary yet, in fact, which I’m going to split over several posts in an effort to make it more digestible.

But as long-term readers will know, the reason I get to travel is often because of my job, working for an NGO. I’m extremely grateful for this, but I’m also just as grateful for the very interesting work we do.

Yes, that’s right, I said ‘very interesting’.

And I am indeed talking about Freedom of Information. If that phrase sounds dry to you, I really hope that you’ll read on, and maybe even change your mind. And if not, well, there’s plenty of stuff about Madrid, in between the FOI stuff.

Oh, one last thing: I probably ought to say that what follows over the next few posts is in no way an official account of the work of the organisation I work for, mySociety. It’s my own visual representation of an event from the point of view of an attendee – me.

Click on any picture to see it larger.


p1 Alaveteli sketch diary by Myfanwy Tristram

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See part two here.