11
March
2017
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08:00 AM
Europe/Amsterdam

Sunshine Week and Open Government

http://nationalpress.org/topic/sunshine-week-and-open-government/?st=5498&t=Ethics&mm=Story

Summary

There might be an inclination to dismiss Sunshine Week and the concepts of open government and transparency generally as “something only the media and journalists care about.” Anyone who takes that view, does so at his or her own peril – perhaps literally. In fact, it is often said that “transparency is the bedrock of democracy” because it is our ability to obtain information about our leaders and directly participate in our own governance -- be it at the local, state or federal level -- that allows our society to function.