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Monday, March 14, 2011

Sunshine Week - March 13-19

Happy Sunshine Week, everybody! "What's 'Sunshine Week'?", you're asking. To be honest, I didn't know about it either, but I should. We all should.

According to its official website, "Sunshine Week is a national initiative to promote a dialogue about the importance of open government and freedom of information." Spearheaded by the American Society of News Editors, Sunshine Week is all about the public's right to know and the freedom of information.

The website offers quite a bit of information and offers tips on how to "celebrate government transparency." One of the offerings will take place this Friday, March 18th. At noon ET, OpenTheGovernment.org will host a webcast called "The Road Forward on Open Government" at which, "transparency" experts will discuss various aspects of these issues and take questions from a live audience as well as online participants. For more information about this webcast, go to the OpenTheGovernment.org website.

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