From The Sacramento Bee: STRASBOURG, November 21, 2013 — /PRNewswire/ — At a seminar on press freedom organised in the European Parliament in Strasbourg by the Brussels based Foundation for Democracy and Governance, fears were expressed of a crackdown on press freedom in Ukraine.
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From Reuters: Next week, the Summit of the Open Government Partnership (OGP) will be held in London. Established in 2011, under American and Brazilian leadership, the OGP is a group of 60 countries, including the US, the UK, Brazil and 6 African countries (Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, South Africa, Tanzania) that have made a commitment to work with civil society to promote more transparency, participation and accountability. In its first year OGP achieved a staggering amount and has continued its impressive record into 2013.
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From The Huffington Post:
Fabled Supreme Court Justice Louis D. Brandeis once said, "sunlight is said to be the best of disinfectants." If that is in fact the case, then the world as a whole is a pretty grimy place, according to the latest edition of the Open Budget Survey.
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