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Friday, March 27, 2015

Sunshine Week

Secrecy vs sunshine battles rage

Jeanni Atkins, executive director of the Mississippi Center for Freedom of Information, writes a guest column about Sunshine Week and the problems of secrecy in government. (March 18, 2015, Page 4)

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    Public’s right to information important to us, to you

    This is Sunshine Week, a week set aside to inform the public about their right to access to public records and to the efforts of members of the media to represent them in gathering public information and records. We encourage all to read stories and columns this week about making everything open that’s supposed to be open. (March 16, 2015, Page 4)

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      Sunshine Week brings advance in transparency

      Mississippi Press Association Executive Director Layne Bruce writes a guest column about Sunshine Week, two important bills that will help transparency in government and the importance of letting people know what is going on with their elected and appointed officials. (March 18, 2014, Page 4)

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        Menu measure offers food for thought

        News Editor Jonathan Scott takes a look at Senate Bill 2687, concerning menu-labeling of food we purchase and eat, in relation to Sunshine Week and its slogan, “Open government is good government.” (March 15, 2013, Page 4A)

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          Celebrate Madison, but also FOI pioneers, heroes

          Guest columnist Jeanni Atkins, a journalism professor at Ole Miss and the executive director of the Mississippi Center for Freedom of Information, writes about National Freedom of Information Day, founding father James Madison and the importance of freedom of the press as part of celebrating Sunshine Week. (March 15, 2011, Page 4)

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