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Audio from 2006 National FOI Day conference

First Amendment Center Online
03.17.06

  • "Fooling the People," complete keynote speech by Hodding Carter, University of North Carolina

  • "Reflections on Where We Are," complete luncheon speech by Steven Aftergood, Federation of American Scientists Project on Government Secrecy
  • Whistleblower panel excerpt: Moderator Danielle Brian asks Mike German about his experiences as an FBI whistleblower; then asks lawyer Tom Devine how whistleblowers should go about making their information known.

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    2006 National FOI Day conference: Agenda

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