For the past several years, ALA has participated in a national Sunshine Week dialogue and webcast on access to government information, organized by OpenTheGovernment.org. This year’s webcast – Government Secrecy: Censoring Your Right to Know — will take place on Wednesday, March 19, 2008, 1:00 – 2:30pm (EDT), and features a panel on privacy in the Executive Branch and a panel on how citizens can find the information they need.
The event will be held at the National Press Club in Washington, DC, and webcast to sites around the country. Librarians and library advocates: you are invited to host a program! Audience members at all sites viewing the live event will have an opportunity to call in (using any telephone) and email questions to the live panels. Hosts are encouraged to show the national program and plan local programs tailored to open government issues in their communities.
More information on the webcast and how to host available at http://www.openthegovernment.org/article/subarchive/109.