All too often government openness and national security are thought of as opposing national interests and values. In reality, though, openness and security are not always in contention. On Friday, March 16 we hosted two panels of experts to dicuss the practice and policy keeping and telling secrets in America.
Sunshine Week is an initiative of the American Society of News Editors and the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press to promote a dialogue about the importance of the public's right to know what its government is doing, and why. The celebration coincides with National Freedom of Information (FOI) Day and James Madison's birthday on March 16. Read More for a listing of DC-Area 2012 Sunshine Week Events.