Monday, March 12, 2007

AP leader discusses open government efforts

The Associated Press’ president and CEO, Tom Curley, has long been interested in freedom of information and open government issues. In question-and-answer form, he discussed this year's Sunshine Week initiative spearheaded by media organizations.
Issues covered in the article published Monday include (1) erosion of access to local governmental records, (2) the opportunity during campaign season to win commitments to public service, (3) prospects for a federal shield law, and (4) the chilling effect of subpoenaing high-profile journalists for trial testimony.
You can read the entire interview here:

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