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Eroding the Publics Right to Know

Good policymaking and accurate evaluation of public policy depends on the public having good information.
Looks like we’re getting less of it these days.

Open The Government – Let’s Reverse the Pattern of Secrecy
OpenTheGovernment.org Releases New 2005 Secrecy Report Card:
Government Secrecy Still Growing with Few Controls
Government agencies are expanding secrecy in many areas, according to the findings of a report released today. The 2005 Secrecy Report Card, the second annual report on secrecy from OpenTheGovernment.org, found secrecy in 2004 extended to more classified activity, more federal advisory meetings, more new patents deemed “secret,” more domestic surveillance, and more new state laws restricting public access to information.

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