Topic: “Freedom of Information”

Posted in Behind the News

Shining a light on public records changes in COVID-19 era

, by Patrick Maks

This Sunshine Week, AP is examining the backsliding of press access and government transparency in the wake of pandemic-induced changes to public records and meeting laws.

Posted in Behind the News

Making Sunshine Week brighter

, by Lauren Easton

This Sunshine Week, AP has activated its Sunshine Hub, an online transparency tool that tracks state legislative attempts to alter the flow of public information.

Posted in Industry Insights

More sunlight in Sunshine Week

, by Paul Colford

This Sunshine Week has unfolded amid a flurry of developments that highlight the importance of seeking greater access through court action and the legislative process — or, as one case illustrates, by not taking no for an answer.

Posted in Announcements

AP general counsel urges lawmakers to strengthen FOIA

, by Erin Madigan White

Associated Press General Counsel Karen Kaiser today urged lawmakers to enact bipartisan legislation now before the U.S. Senate to strengthen the Freedom of Information Act and make it work better.

Posted in Announcements

AP and other news organizations seek Freddie Gray report

, by Paul Colford

A coalition of news organizations, including The Associated Press, has called on the Baltimore Police Department to release immediately its report on the death of Freddie Gray that it has submitted to the Maryland state’s attorney.

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