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SW Opinion 2019

Please note that the columns below represent the viewpoints of the authors and not necessarily Sunshine Week organizers. “Sunshine your fundamental right” by Jim Zachary, the deputy national editor of CNHI, editor of the Valdosta (Georgia) Daily Times: “For government to

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2018 Journalism Wins

We put out the call this year for some successful journalism wins from 2018 that you thought deserved to be highlighted during Sunshine Week 2019. This could include stories of communities helped through journalistic efforts, good accountability work from this past

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Sunshine Week Participants 2018

Sunshine Week 2018 concluded March 17, but we are still updating the list regularly with names and more links from existing and new participants, so check back often. Let us know if you should be listed here by sending links

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Secretary of State Jim Condos on Sunshine Week 2018: Open Government is Good Government!

By Jim Condos Secretary of State State of Vermont March 11-17 is Sunshine Week, a national celebration of access to public information and what it means for you and your community. All across Vermont new board members and other town and

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Photo: US sets new record for censoring, withholding gov’t files

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US sets new record for censoring, withholding gov’t files

Slug: BC-US–Sunshine Week-Records Law,1st Ld-Writethru Headline: US sets new record for censoring, withholding gov’t files Summary: An Associated Press analysis of new U.S. data finds that the government censored and withheld federal records sought by citizens, journalists and others more

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FOIA: A Colossus Under Assault

By Nate Jones Director of the FOIA Project for the National Security Archive Just over a year ago, a Freedom of Information Act release by the National Park Service demonstrably proved that the President of the United States was lying about the

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Photo: Column: Perceived biases, attacks erode trust in the press

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Column: Perceived biases, attacks erode trust in the press

Slug: BC-US–Sunshine Week-First Amendment,ADV11 Headline: Column: Perceived biases, attacks erode trust in the press Summary: Report card on the state of the nation’s free press reveals dueling realities. President Trump’s attacks on the media and the actions of his administration

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Photos: Social media offers dark spaces for political campaigning

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