Jesse Franzblau is a policy analyst at Open the Government and a freedom of information advocate specializing in use of transparency laws to document US national security policy and human rights violations. He has also worked as a freedom of information activist contributing to the National Security Archive Migration Declassified Project and with the Open Society Justice Initiative projects on advancing the right to truth in Latin America. His work has appeared in Foreign Policy in Focus, The Nation, Columbia Human Rights Law Review and the Michigan Journal of Public Affairs. He was nominated as part of a team for the 2014 Gabriel García Márquez Award for investigative journalism for news coverage of secret US surveillance programs in Mexico. Follow him on Twitter: @JFranzblau.