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Oct. 13, 2011 From Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press : The Arkansas Freedom of Information Act is heading to the state Supreme Court in what will likely be a legal battle over whether...
Oct. 11, 2011 From First Amendment Coalition : The First Amendment Coalition, with the aid of a NFOIC grant, has announced their new Open-Gov app for smartphones running the Android OS. The app was...
Oct. 10, 2011 The effort to convince the Administration to reverse its decision to bar public access to a health information database got support from leading university researchers and mentioned in...
Oct. 10, 2011 From Social Media in the Public Sector : Assistant Professor Ines Mergel, of the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, has compiled a list of social media policies of U.S....
The ranking Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee is backing a demand by the Association of Health Care Journalists (AHCJ), the National Freedom Of Information Coalition (NFOIC) and other...
A few items selected from many of interest recently. Freedom of Information Bill tabled in Bahamas NASSAU, Bahamas -- The proposed Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) in The Bahamas has wide...
Oct. 05, 2011 COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Michael Morton walked out of a Texas prison with much to be thankful for: Great appellate lawyers and the Innocence Project. The probative, scientific certainty of DNA....
October 5, 2011 From SPLC : KANSAS — The Student Press Law Center and a college journalist filed a lawsuit Tuesday against Johnson County Community College in Kansas for excessive fees to release open...
A few items selected from many of interest recently. Newly elected official among attendees at Sunshine Law forum in Daytona DAYTONA BEACH -- A seminar at Daytona State College may have set Orange...
September 28, 2011 From W3C : Governments worldwide expend significant resources to gather, curate and in many cases publish open government content. However, with the ever growing amount of digital...
September 28, 2011 From Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press : Open government organizations praised what they called sweeping commitments to promote government transparency and accountability...
September 28, 2011 From azcentral.com : Along with a 40-12 drubbing from Stanford, Virginia Tech's athletic department reported a $421,046 loss in the 2011 Orange Bowl. The cost to play in the Orange...
September 28, 2011 From AsktheEU.org : On 28 September 2011, the 9th International Right to Know Day, pro-transparency human rights group Access Info Europe unveils the AsktheEU.org web portal by...
September 26, 2011 From News Times (Danbury, CT) managing editor Jacqueline Smith: [...] [A] new state law, slipped in surreptitiously as an amendment in the waning hours of the legislative session of...
A few items selected from many of interest in the last few days. Whistleblowers, intelligence experts, and veterans join Electronic Frontier Foundation in fight against 'state secrets' San Francisco -...