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AP Launches FOI Webpage

The new AP and Freedom of Information website includes links to FOI news stories from AP, an interactive guide to filing FOI requests, a list of links to FOI resources, and a Q&A with AP’s CEO, Tom Curley, who states: “As we have reported, government at all levels is restricting access to information. We in the media, of course, have a stake in what’s happening. We also have a duty to spotlight why this is a dangerous trend, especially when court or constitutional issues are at stake. The on-going battle against terrorism has followed the pattern of all eras when concern for security has moved to the forefront. There are real issues of public safety, which we all expect government to address. But historically government goes too far. As we can see in recent court rulings, the pattern has played out again in the aftermath of 9/11.”

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