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Wednesday, September 12, 2007

A FOIA Database...

You’ve heard a lot about new legislation recently approved by Congress that promises to improve the much-beleaguered Freedom of Information Act.

Now comes the Sunshine In Government Initiative to show you why the 41-year-old law is so important.

The coalition of media groups concerned about the growing level of government secrecy has created a new searchable database of news stories that used FOIA.

So far there are 233 stories posted on the group’s Web site. If you know about a story that used FOIA submit the story at this address: FOIAstories@sunshineingovernment.org.

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