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Friday, January 14, 2011

NFOIC executive director delivers keynote address at Washington State Open Government Conference

from the Seattle PostGlobe:
Passionate about the need for citizens and reporters to freely get information from government agencies, former P-I associate publisher Ken Bunting is back to town to give a keynote speech at the Washington State Open Government Conference on Saturday. There, you can learn your rights to open government and you can get practical tips to exercise your rights at all levels -- federal, state and local governments.

So we caught up with Bunting, now executive director of the National Freedom of Information Coalition, to get his thoughts on just how lousy things have become -- or not.

It's certainly a tough time to get government information in some quarters: The White House has been under the gun on science integrity and openness, and some reporters complain time and time and time again of incidences of being denied information.
Read the rest here.

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