Thursday, May 12, 2005


Guardian 11th May - Congress Urged Not to Undermine FOIA
"Nearly 40 years after it opened up government records to public scrutiny, the Freedom of Information Act needs reworking to ensure the flow of information is not blocked by reluctant bureaucrats or an overly secretive government, a House panel was told Wednesday. Media witnesses joined lawmakers in saying that there was a growing tendency for FOIA requests to go unanswered for months or years, be rejected, or come back redacted with large areas blacked out."

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