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Save the date for the 2014 national freedom of information day

Mark your calendars: the 16th annual National Freedom of Information Day conference will be held Friday, March 14, 2014, at the Knight Conference Center at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. The Newseum Institute’s annual conference brings together librarians, nonprofits, government

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Posted in Cybersecurity, Government Information, OGR, Open Access

ALA seeks nominations for 2014 James Madison awards

The American Library Association’s (ALA) Washington Office is calling for nominations for two awards to honor individuals or groups who have championed, protected and promoted public access to government information and the public’s right to know. The James Madison Award,

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Posted in Government Information, Intellectual Freedom, Washington Office News

ALA Washington Office seeks nominations for 2013 Madison awards

The American Library Association’s (ALA) Washington Office is calling for nominations for two awards to honor individuals or groups who have championed, protected and promoted public access to government information and the public’s right to know. The James Madison Award,

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Posted in Copyright, Government Information, OGR, Open Access

REP. ZOE LOFGREN (D-CA) NAMED 2012 JAMES MADISON AWARD RECIPIENT

American Library Association (ALA) President Molly Raphael presented Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) with one of the association’s highest honors – the James Madison Award. Lofgren received the award during the National Freedom of Information Day Conference held at the Knight

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Posted in Copyright, Events, Government Information, OGR, Open Access, Washington Office News

U.S. Supreme Court hands down a win for FOIA in decision

Yesterday, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously ruled in favor of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in the case of the FCC vs. AT&T, deciding that corporations do not have the right of personal privacy to prevent the disclosure of documents

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Posted in E-Rate, Government Information, Intellectual Freedom

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