Fifth Annual International Right-to-Know Day Celebration

August 26, 2011 3:54 PM

Friday, August 26, 2011 -- From American University Washington College of Law:

In a development that barely could have been envisioned by the authors of the Freedom of Information Act four decades ago, and with a force that has been accelerating around the globe, people in more than 85 nations of the world now enjoy the benefits of "government transparency" laws akin to the FOIA.

In the United States, "Freedom of Information Day" is celebrated each year on or near March 16 (the birthday of James Madison), and now since 2002 members of the international transparency community around the world likewise have celebrated "International Right-to-Know Day" annually on September 28, a day marking their progress, commitment, and unity of purpose.

Visit American University Washington College of Law for agenda and registration.