Wednesday, December 27, 2006

World Now Celebrates "International Right-to-Know Day"

OIP's deputy director will be traveling next month to China, where freedom of information principles have remarkably begun taking root even in that nation. Last year, at the request of the China Law Center of Yale Law School and in coordination with the Department of State, she went to China to engage in several days of discussions of openness-in-government principles with officials of several provinces of China that have been moving in that direction largely as an anti-corruption measure in the wake of the SARS epidemic there. At the end of October, she will be representing the United States in meetings with members of both China's provincial and national governments as they work toward what everyone involved anticipates actually could become a national freedom of information law in China in the not-too-distant future. Posted by the United States Department of Justice Office of Information and Privacy in 2004. #

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