Newsvine - AP Impact: Right-to-know laws often ignored

In Mexico, the AP filed a query through a website and got all the information requested within two months. But in the U.S., the AP had to mail requests to six branches of the Justice and Homeland Security departments. After 10 months, 18 phone calls and 40 letters from the government, the AP ended up with two spreadsheets and a piece of paper with all names blanked out. Full Story »

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by Warrior Wheatman - Nov. 20, 2011

Rather laborious but making a good point: Access to information is at the root of a healthy democracy. Enforced by the older democracies (while paying lip service themselves), the newer are living up to the promise (braving chaotic disruptions).

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