American Library Association Hosts Annual Conference

The American Library Association hosted its Annual Conference in Anaheim, California on June 21 – 26. During the event OpenTheGovernment.org’s Executive Director Patrice McDermott participated in a panel entitled “National Security vs. the Right to Know.” The panel, sponsored by the Social Responsibilities Round Table and the Law & Political Science Section, addressed the conflict between security concerns and transparency, free press, and creating safe channels for whistleblowing.

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