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Freedom of Information Act Reformed

Mar 20, 2009  •  Post A Comment

The Obama administration is following through on its pledge to reform the government’s approach to the Freedom of Information Act requests, often used by journalists and the public to gain government information, Broadcasting & Cable reports. “By restoring the presumption that federal agencies should disclose information absent a foreseeable harm or a legal ban, today’s memorandum sends a clear message: when in doubt, let it out. The lights are back on,” Rick Blum, Sunshine In Government Initiative coordinator, tells the publication.
—Aimee Picchi

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