Advocates, officials discuss sunshine measures

Here’s a brief summary of testimony by witnesses at a hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee this morning on the Freedom of Information Act.  Our appreciation to Chairman Patrick Leahy for holding the hearing (and adjusting the schedule to avoid conflicting with “FOI Day” at the Freedom Forum).

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Welcome — and what to expect from us

We’re blogging to trade more information about open and accountable government.

Why?

This blog will focus on topics that media associations in the Sunshine in Government Initiative care about:  currently our major focus is the federal Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).  Recently, we’ve also urged officials to speak on the record.  In the past we’re looked at reporting based on unauthorized disclosures, or leaks.

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