Audio from 2006 National FOI Day conference
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"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.
Challenge to government: Stop shutting off info
By Eugenia Harris Former State Department spokesman Hodding Carter charges journalists to work harder against official secrecy. 03.16.06
President's open-records order: working or worse?
By Eugenia Harris Panelists debate whether effect of executive order helps or hinders freedom of information. 03.16.06
Law, retaliation doom whistleblowers, panelists say
By Nikki Troia Government employees who bring waste, fraud, abuse to light risk retaliation, career suicide, say whistleblowers who've been there. 03.17.06
National Archives OK'd removing records, kept quiet
Three government agencies made secret deal with archives to reclassify material that had been available to public for decades. 04.12.06
'Fooling the People'
By Hodding Carter III Text of keynote speech for 2006 National FOI Day conference, Arlington, Va., March 16. 03.20.06
2006 National FOI Day conference: Agenda
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